Monthly archive for February2015

Who wins the blame game?

Who wins the blame game?

When things go wrong how do you deal with it. Do you fire up or look for someone to blame? I was sitting in the standstill traffic on the Harbour Bridge this morning due to a 5-car pile up. There were lots of people getting…

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Striving For Accuracy & Precision

Striving For Accuracy & Precision

When we work hard on a project we want to get it right, right?! We all want to achieve that illusive outcome we set out to achieve. It’s a very important part of any project to get that, ‘Ahhhh, good job’ feeling. This desire to…

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Thinking about thinking has the potential to change everything

Thinking about thinking has the potential to change everything

Have you every found yourself talking to yourself, chatting through a problem, looking at ways to solve it more efficiently? I know I have. I also smile when I catch others chatting away to themselves doing the same kind of thinking. This kind of thought…

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Thinkers.inq Special Event: Nourished For Life – BOOK NOW!

Thinkers.inq Special Event: Nourished For Life – BOOK NOW!

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Thinking Flexibly – Looking at it another way

Thinking Flexibly – Looking at it another way

“I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened of old ones.” John Cage Have you ever found yourself feeling stuck in an old problem? It can be a real zapper of creative energy.  Trying to use the same habits to find…

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Listening with understanding and empathy

Listening with understanding and empathy

Finishing other people’s sentences or interrupting them is a habit that we can easily fall into. Many of us do it or have done it at some stage in our lives both at home and at work. You might even know someone who is a…

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Managing Impulsivity

Managing Impulsivity

Have you ever jumped into something before careful consideration or let a bunch of words out of your mouth before really thinking about them? I think we are all a little guilty of this at some stage in our lives. For me, acting impulsively has…

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Building great habits of mind.

Building great habits of mind.

Have you heard the saying that it takes 21 days to create a habit? I don’t know about you, but I have found that it’s not that easy. In fact, most recent research on habit forming suggests the 21 day theory is just a myth. So…

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Getting the first few weeks of school off to a great start

Getting the first few weeks of school off to a great start

The first few days of Kindergarten are underway. These days are totally exciting and nerve racking all at the same time. Getting the first weeks off to a great start is our dream. So what can we do to make this a reality.  As a kinder…

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Testimonials

Since sending our 3-year-old son to Thinkers.inq it has been wonderful to see his progress, they create a really positive environment for the kids! The learning strategies have supported his development and it is a pleasure to see his confidence and enthusiasm grow week on week. He is always excited to show and share with us the day’s activities. A great team that have created delightful surroundings accompanied by an excellent healthy food menu. We feel fortunate to be part of the Thinkers.inq family.

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Julie and Duncan    April 7, 2015   

I remember the sunny evening we visited Thinkers.inq. A space of possibility: colourful, creative and inspired. We absorbed a crafts corner with easels and brushes, a ‘corner store’, wooden furniture, cute picnic tables ready for pint-sized picnickers. Further inspection revealed the outdoor amphitheater, the organic gardens, fruit trees, handmade puzzles and high grade, integrated technology. No heavy reliance on plastic toys and ‘babysitting’ here!

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Tanya    April 2, 2015   

..I then heard about Thinkers.inq and from the first moment there I knew I had found what I was looking for our son. The family environment and warmth, the resources available, the inquiry based programming, the space and use of it and to just top it off the amazing healthy no ‘nasties’ food focus...

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Samantha    April 1, 2015