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12 Ways Your Child Can Get The Best Out Of School

12 Ways Your Child Can Get The Best Out Of School

by Adrian Piccoli

A jargon-free guide to your child's education and how you can help them thrive at school

Harper Collins
Publish Date
January 2019

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.

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.

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