Tag Archives: Families & parenting

Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I revisited or only just discovered. They will mainly focus … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I’m going to post some links to article that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older articles I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus on … Continue reading

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Some definitions of family

Everybody knows what a family is, but trying to find a widely accepted definition is actually very hard. I’ve been looking at how various writers define families and the following are some examples. I’m not going to comment on them … Continue reading

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Creating positive images of Aboriginal fathers

We are surrounded by negative images of Aboriginal men and fathers. In the mainstream media, and even academic literature, they are mostly portrayed in a negative context: the focus is on crime, domestic violence, alcohol and other drugs, unemployment, and … Continue reading

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Family and community engagement by schools

Across Australia there is an increasing awareness of the importance of school–community partnerships and engaging families and the local community. I recently presented a workshop for teachers on community engagement as part of a Teachers’ Visit Day at the University … Continue reading

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A Transition Streets water challenge

Since completing the first challenge of turning off our taps for a day (only using one bucket of water each for the day), we have finished the second: seeing how much water we could save over a week. (The challenge … Continue reading

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6 keys to community engagement in schools

When I read the definition of community engagement in Community & family engagement: Principals share what works (Berg, Melaville, & Blank, 2006), I was confident it would be an interesting report. Community engagement is a two-way street where the school, … Continue reading

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St Albans Folk Festival

Last weekend I went with family and friends to the St Albans Folk Festival. As well as the music, I really enjoyed the informal, low-key nature of the event. One of the highlights for me was an unplugged performance by … Continue reading

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