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 >

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 >

Do you recognise we are living in a huge uncontrolled experiment?

Man blowing fire in a warehouse

One which may be having adverse effects on the structure of the brain. It is imperative that we become aware of the signs and changes in our thinking and behaviours to mitigate potential concerns, before irreversible damage is done. These changes become even more critical in our children. Science is proving that the result of…   read more >

Do you really know the hidden cost of video games?

Blue brain & motherboard

Are video games just that, games? Are online games, like Fortnite, ‘just kids having fun’? Is the World Health Organisation being dramatic declaring video gaming as a mental health disorder in June 2018? And can we afford to dismiss this compulsion to game on-line as ‘just a phase’? On the eve of 60 Minutes going…   read more >

The Impact of Devices, Distractions & Diet in the Classroom

Brain with a brightly coloured right hemisphere and a left hemisphere covered in numbers

On 8th November 2018 I will be sharing my latest research on neuroscience and its affects on learning and well being in my new program “The Impact of Devices, Distractions & Diet in the Classroom”. I will be conducting this full day program for Independent Schools Victoria for interested educators and other professionals. The night before,…   read more >

Children at risk: 60 Minutes Australia special

Jill Sweatman appears on 60 Minutes

On 60 Minutes on September 2 I was interviewed about what is really happening in the minds of our children who are addicted to gaming. This topic is of critical importance in so many homes across the globe. Congratulations to 60 MINUTES for their highly professional efforts to bring gravity to what is sometimes termed, ‘the silent…   read more >