A jargon-free guide to your child's education and how you can help them thrive at school
For Australian children to achieve their full potential in a rapidly changing world, they need a high-quality education. However, experts and teachers can't do it alone. In fact, all the research shows that parents and carers have a big part to play.
In 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School, Professor Adrian Piccoli, Director of the Gonski Institute for Education and former NSW education minister, sets out clearly what you need to know to ensure your child receives the quality education they deserve. Jargon-free and easy to understand, this book will empower you with the knowledge and advice you need to make a difference, including:
- What to look for when choosing a school
- What questions to ask at parent-teacher interviews
- What is NAPLAN and does it matter
- Homework - why, why not, and how much
- Supporting children with special needs
- What does the ATAR really mean
- Setting high expectations and handling stress
- Managing screen time and the role of technology at school.
Managing screen time and the role of technology at school.
With clear and concise advice, case studies and more, 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School
is for every parent and carer who wants to help their child flourish and do well. And, surely, that's all of us.
About the Author
Adrian Piccoli served as a Member of NSW parliament for 19 years, and was the NSW Minister for Education for 6 years until 2017. Widely respected by the Australian education sector, he led the political campaign to reform school funding in Australia and has strengthened and enhanced the teaching profession in NSW through his 'Great Teaching, Inspired Learning' reforms.
In 2017 Mr Piccoli was made a Professor of Practice in the School of Education at UNSW and a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. Mr Piccoli is currently the Director of UNSW's Gonski Institute for Education. He lives in Griffith with his wife and their two young children.