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Back to School series with Canberra Weekly

I have had the privilege of working with Canberra Weekly on their back to school articles over the past two years. The 2014 article was written by Melanie Collins, where I spoke about discrete strategies that parents can employ to help smooth their children’s transition into starting or continuing school. The 2015 article was written by Madeline Power, […]

Teaching care and wellbeing (alt - medium)

Teaching care and wellbeing

Thomas W. Nielsen, University of Canberra The Canberra Times, October 4, 2010. Occasionally, students shed a tear in my office. That is the nature of teaching and looking after students – even at university level. In the last couple of years, however, there have been a few more tears than usual. It has not been […]

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Facts don’t tell the whole story

Thomas W. Nielsen, University of Canberra The Canberra Times, December 6, 2010. There is a passage in Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, in which a gentlemen at one point says to a class of children, “Should you have wall-paper with horses on it?” To this, the children uniformly shout, “Yes!” (It would seem a perfectly good […]