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6 traits to look for in a quality presenter 

The search for quality teacher professional development and school wellbeing programs:6 things to look for in presenters and organisations. As school principals and executive teams continue to plan for the needs of the staff and students according to their school management plans, it’s critical for them to know what to look for in the people they…

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Resources: Engaging Adolescents @ Kings

Here are a selection of the links and resources I presented yesterday at the Engaging Adolescents workshop for parents yesterday at Kings. // SLEEPBlue light and the ‘zeitgeiber effect. Work with (not against) your chronobiology – circadian rhythms. The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is the key region in regulating circadian rhythms Our brain hasn’t developed the…

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Overcoming Tech Stress: How to log-off from work

Just doing some work before bed. Humans, 2016. I had a chat to Triple J’s Hack program yesterday about  a report by Reventure which indicated ‘Young people experience stress from being constantly connected’.  You can listen to the episode here (start at the 22 minute mark). There are so many interesting, conversation worthy aspects to this issue for 18…

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Beyond simply screentime: thinking more dynamically about screen based media use

I’ve talked for a long time about why screentime is a very simplistic and outdated way of considering the complexities associated with young (and no-so young) people’s screen based media use (SBMU) and its impacts on cognitions, social interactions and overall wellbeing.  The graphic below helps summarise some key concepts and questions to consider when…

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#AussieEd chat on Digital Nutrition and healthy tech habits

I love twitter and the professional sharing that happens in the online space — so I was very excited to be invited to create an AussieEd chat.  It was a whirlwind hour — I had (luckily) used the TweetDeck to plan and schedule the questions and responses, in order to maximise the resources and links…

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The Three M’s of Digital Nutrition 

Want to have a healthier, more considered relationship with technology? Keep these three principles in mind and apply them to your online activities, ask yourself these questions.​// MINDFUL //Mindful in that you are present to your actions, you have moment- to-moment awareness of, and responsibility over your activities online and how these impact not just other…

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Digital Nutrition: Writing portfolio

Over the last 18 months I’ve written quite a bit about our technological habits, both on my own blog and for a range of publications (as well as commenting for about 23 articles, being on TV 3 times, doing 12 radio interviews and consulting to a range of organisations!).Here are links to all the titles…

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Screensavers: Reminders To Be Mindful With Your Smartphone

Do you find yourself mindlessly grabbing for your phone? Are you seeking something, unsure of what? Do you scroll through your social media feeds without really paying attention? Are you yearning for something a bit more deep and meaningful but cant find it? Try these screensavers.  When you go to your phone these might help…

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