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The Benefits of Self-Education

Economist Ludwig von Mises famously said, “Innovators and geniuses cannot be reared in schools. They are precisely the men who defy what school has taught them.” What we learn in school is important, of course, as it lays the foundation for our future. But learning shouldn’t end after we graduate from formal studies—it should be a […]

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6 Online Schooling Practical Tips for Parents

The second-grade teacher’s computer is frozen, and your bored seven-year-old has left the room to play with the dog. Your fifth-grader is staring into space instead of working on math. You feel like you should do something but it’s time for your Zoom meeting.  You can help your kids with online schooling without losing your […]

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How Do I Get a Dyslexia Test?

It’s estimated that up to 20% of Australians have some degree of dyslexia. While it may not be a serious disease, this disorder can certainly have a detrimental impact on people’s lives. Thankfully, there are ways to find out if you have dyslexia and ways to accommodate this learning disorder. Do you think you or your child might […]

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The Economic Impact of Dyslexia: Education for a Stronger Society

According to a 2017 report on school quality, a 5% increase in cognitive capacity could contribute $12-26 billion to Australia’s GDP.  Increasing cognitive capacity by any measure requires improving school quality. Furthermore, maximising the societal benefits of improved school quality means ensuring all segments of society enjoy those improvements. This includes students with learning disabilities, like […]

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Preparing Your Online Classes for the Upcoming School Year

The coronavirus crisis has facilitated more changes than ever before. As technology continues to be of greater importance in the world, its role in schools and education has also increased drastically. Schools and universities have shifted to online mediums to conduct their classes, and both teachers and students are learning to adapt to this new […]

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10 Free Phonic Books Website With Download

In this blog, we have listed 10 websites you can visit to download free phonic books. We may want to start with a simple definition of phonic. Phonic is teaching reading by matching corresponding sounds to their letters and using that knowledge to then go on to read full words. Another word you might come […]

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10 Tips for Talking to Young Kids About Coronavirus

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is scary. Schools have been closed, kids have not been able to play with their friends, and children are being encouraged to keep their distance from everyone they meet. Adults can only imagine the things that must be going through a child’s mind at this time. Parents […]

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Illiteracy in 2020 (infographic)

Do you know what affliction affects an estimated 1 billion people across the globe, approximately a seventh of the worlds entire population? Illiteracy. If illiteracy was a health issue it would be deemed an epidemic.

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5 Ways to Help Your Dyslexic Child

Dyslexia is a condition which causes a person to have trouble with language in several different forms. If your child is dyslexic, he or she may have a lower vocabulary than other children in the same age range, trouble expressing him or herself, experience struggles with reading and may frequently mispronounce words. Act as early […]

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World’s first app screens for Dyslexia in minutes using Artificial Intelligence

Dystech, an Australian start-up that is using the technological power of AI and Machine Learning to solve real-world problems, has created the world’s first app that screens for dyslexia, giving the user a percentage likelihood of having the disorder in just minutes. Individuals with dyslexia have trouble with reading and spelling despite having the ability […]