Is Motivation a Myth or Curse?


Is Motivation a Myth or Curse?

No one can do it for you. Not another soul, only you. Even the idea that someone else can motivate you is, in itself, de-motivating. It immediately abdicates responsibility. It taints any genuine desire to learn, or to listen, to improve or change a situation. It can even feel like an entitlement when engaging a coach, a tutor or mentor,…   read more >

What Are the Secrets High Achieving Students Use?

Strategic Success Study Hack #3 from The BRAIN WHISPERER ™ – BONUS ISSUE. Parents, carers and educators – may I invite you to share this article with the children or students in your life to encourage them to design and maintain solid study habits that will support them throughout the year and beyond? Students – How do…   read more >

How To Ensure Your Senior Student or Child Excels at Their 2022 Maths Exam

Would you like to give your child simple strategies to give them their best shot at gaining top marks in their mathematics exam this year? It’s all about knowing these 3 smart ways to succeed in mathematics exam revision. As major exams loom large, the need to think differently about how we approach the inevitable revision…   read more >

Are You Perpetuating the Myth that You are Not Good at Maths?

What if I could prove to you that you are great at maths and you have been living a lie? Many potential leaders and successful business owners are sabotaging their career and business potential success by believing in the Myths of Maths. These jeopardising beliefs must stop today, and this article will show you how…   read more >

Are You Paying Attention to, or Ignoring, the Signs that Your Child May Need Help Academically?

10 tell-tale signs that you child may benefit from a tutor. Circumstances change in every home and with every child, whether that child would benefit from some support academically or whether that child is gifted and would benefit from being extended and further challenged. Are we paying attention to the signs that may indicate a…   read more >

How will You Speak with Your Child about COVID-19?

Brain Whisper Tip #4. How to answer sensitive questions. This is more complex than it may first appear. School principal, Andrew Oberthur, reminds us of the analogy, “We are flying the plane as we build it”. You as a parent are creating a new normal on a daily/hourly basis. This Brain Whisper Tip is to…   read more >

Top 3 Homeschooling Tips

A pushy newcomer by the name of ‘HomeSchooling’ has thrust its way to the top of your To Do List – where do you start? Our world today creates a milestone in this generation’s academic career – the first time children in Australia have been faced with school closures due to health concerns relating to…   read more >

Radio interview: Are in-game purchases creating gambling addictions in children?

A report out of the UK shows betting is being normalised through gaming. Radio 6PR’s Karl O’Callaghan spoke to Jill about his own experience with his kids playing games such as Fortnite and Black Ops. She posed the question, “how long do you want your children immersed in violence?”

Phone addiction in children is like drug abuse

We are living in a giant uncontrolled experiment with a generation of Australian children growing up exposed to an addictive technology. This article first appeared in the Daily Telegraph.

Would you like to improve your relationship with your child’s teacher?

As a parent, it is often hard to have the degree of contact and the type of relationship that one may wish to enhance your child’s potential in any given class. Equally, as a teacher, it is frequently difficult to have the opportunity and the level of engagement with a parent to make a difference…   read more >