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Teachers Are The Best Apps!

Teachers Are The Best Apps!

We all love finding an app that makes a world of difference in our lives. Whether it is an app to help us think differently, remember shopping list items, get active, guide us on our holidays or even tell us what to have for dinner……

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We Must Get Beyond the Distractions

We Must Get Beyond the Distractions

Look ever so carefully at this brilliant Nat Geo pic. It is amazing. Look very closely and see something totally different…. It’s amazing how the shadow is larger than the camel. The shadow distracts from the real thing… or does it? That which we first see…

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Wellbeing or Resilience – Where should our focus be?

Wellbeing or Resilience – Where should our focus be?

Over the past few months I have been thinking a lot about wellbeing and resilience. Both of these terms come up a lot when talking with parents, leaders and colleagues as we explore the ideas of growing and change. As such the question buzzing around…

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Two tools that will guarantee engagement in learning, no matter the age!

Two tools that will guarantee engagement in learning, no matter the age!

Tool 1: Find out what matters to the learner, what inspires and consumes them. Tool 2: Use this natural source of inspiration to filter in the learning. It doesn’t matter if the learner is 3 or 53, when naturally inspired by a topic they happily…

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3 Tools to manage those tantrums!

3 Tools to manage those tantrums!

Have you found yourself in the middle of the shopping centre looking at your child as they have an emotional outburst? Or have you been utterly surprised by your significant other just letting it rip? The three most common thoughts I have at this point…

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Where did the village go?

Where did the village go?

British nanny Emma Jenner has been in the media over the past few weeks highlighting some of the modern problems modern parents face. In a recent article she raises some interesting issues which are becoming more pressing every day for many parents. After being in education…

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What’s your perspective?

What’s your perspective?

What’s your perspective? Is it right for what you need to achieve? It is so important to keep it well rounded, balanced and in the creative zone. Sometimes, though, we feel like we exhaust ours. So what can we do to keep it right? A great…

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Capturing The Surprise

Capturing The Surprise

It is always good to be ready when that learning opportunity surprises us unexpectedly. Sometimes it’s in the car, on the beach, in the bath or walking down the aisle while food shopping. Here are a few ‘ready-to-go’ tips to help you make the most…

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Thinkers.inq – Our Story

Thinkers.inq – Our Story

The idea of Thinkers.inq grew from a discussion between two friends, Rod an Educator and Melissa an Accountant & Business owner, about a growing need in the Australian early education landscape. Many hours were spent creatively and critically reflecting upon the current early learning system…

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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