14 episodes

Want to help your child thrive as they learn? Raising Learners is the podcast for parents of school age kids, where we share practical advice, tips and ideas for supporting your child’s health, wellbeing and engagement at school. You’ll discover: how to connect with your child’s school and community, how to best support your child’s learning, what to expect for VCE & VCAL students, how to keep your child safe online, plus more. Featuring experts from organisations including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Career Education Association Victoria and Julie Inman-Grant, the Australian eSafety Commissioner. Presented by raisingchildren.net.au with support from the Department of Education and Training Victoria. For further resources and podcast transcripts, visit raisingchildren.net.au/podcast

Raising Learners Raising Children Network

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 17 Ratings

Want to help your child thrive as they learn? Raising Learners is the podcast for parents of school age kids, where we share practical advice, tips and ideas for supporting your child’s health, wellbeing and engagement at school. You’ll discover: how to connect with your child’s school and community, how to best support your child’s learning, what to expect for VCE & VCAL students, how to keep your child safe online, plus more. Featuring experts from organisations including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Career Education Association Victoria and Julie Inman-Grant, the Australian eSafety Commissioner. Presented by raisingchildren.net.au with support from the Department of Education and Training Victoria. For further resources and podcast transcripts, visit raisingchildren.net.au/podcast

    Being active in your school community

    Being active in your school community

    When you’re active in your school community, your child gets many academic and social benefits. Being active at school is also good for you.It gives you the chance to contribute to the school and meet other parents in your local area. In this episode of Raising Learners, Professor Julie Green talks with Gail McHardy, Executive Officer of Parents Victoria, about how you can be engaged at school. Parents Victoria is a state-wide democratic organisation representing parents of students in Victorian government schools.
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    • 24 min
    Helping children and teenagers reconnect with school

    Helping children and teenagers reconnect with school

    Missing a day of school every now and then is normal. But sometimes children and teenagers become disconnected from learning. They might even avoid school or refuse to go. It can be a serious issue. In this episode of Raising Learners, Genevieve Higgins, head of the Jesuit Social Services’ Navigator program, joins Professor Julie Green. They discuss how parents and schools can work together to help children and young people reengage and reconnect with school and learning environments.

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    School refusal: children 5-8 years
    Truancy and school refusal: 9-15 years
    School problems: helping children 9-15 years
    Anxiety at school: autistic children and teenagers
    Talking about school
    Building a relationship with your child’s school
    Problem-solving strategies for parents and teachers
    Communication with school: autistic teenagers

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    Victorian Department of Education and Training
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    • 31 min
    Supporting social and emotional development

    Supporting social and emotional development

    Supporting your child’s social and emotional development is an important part of being a parent. It’s also an important part of school and learning for children. In this episode of Raising Learners Vikki Ryall, Executive Director, Clinical Practice at Headspace and Mary Sayers, CEO Children and Young people with Disability Australia join Derek McCormack to discuss what’s important for social and emotional development at different ages and stage and how parents can play a supportive role with that development.

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    Emotions and play: school-age children
    Social and emotional changes: 9-15 years
    Autism: social & emotional development
    School-age: development tracker
    Pre-teen development: what to expect
    Teenage development: what to expect
    School-age friendships: how to support them
    Teenage friends and friendships
    Friends and peers: autistic children and teenagers

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    Victorian Department of Education and Training
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    • 34 min
    Koorie learners: investing in our kids’ dreams

    Koorie learners: investing in our kids’ dreams

    Aboriginal perspectives are increasingly reflected in today’s education system. This is good for Koorie children, and good for all children too. In this episode of Raising Learners, Gunditjmara man Mark Rose speaks with Julie Green about ways Aboriginal parents and kinship carers can get involved with their children’s education and support their dreams.

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    Building a relationship with your child’s school
    Working with teachers and schools

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    Victorian Department of Education and Training
    Victorian Aboriginal Education Association
    Victorian Aboriginal Education Association – Koorie Academy of Excellence
    Victorian Aboriginal Education Association – Launch: Koorie Outreach Support Program
    Alpine School Campus
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    • 26 min
    Teen learners: independence, connection, and the teenage brain

    Teen learners: independence, connection, and the teenage brain

    Adolescence is a time of major development inside the teenage brain. And changes in the brain drive changes in teenage emotions, thinking and behaviour, including the desire for more independence. If you feel that you’re less important to your child now, it might help to know that your child needs your love and support to navigate changes in adolescence and grow a healthy brain. In this episode of Raising Learners, David Collins and Colette Davis join host Derek McCormack to explore these issues.

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    Brain development: teenagers
    Social and emotional changes: 9-15 years
    Independence in teenagers: how to support it
    Staying connected: you and your teenage child
    Relationships with parents and families: why teenagers need them

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    Victorian Department of Education and Training
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    • 32 min
    Supporting your child with additional needs at school

    Supporting your child with additional needs at school

    Children with disability can get a range of support for their primary school education. You can help your child get the most out of school by working closely with the school on support options and adjustments that will suit your child. In this episode of Raising Learners, Dr Tim Moore from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Dr Kerry Bull from Noah’s Ark join Julie Green to talk about how to make it happen. 

    For more information on the topics discussed in this episode visit: raisingchildren.net.au education.vic.gov.au acd.org.au cyda.org.au
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    • 21 min

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Accent!

The presenter’s voice is very sleepy. More energy and enthusiasm in the voice would be much better.

Some guests have very strong accent, including a lady who inflict the tone at the end of every sentence. Rather than sounding like an expert in her field, she sounded very much like a confused and nervous teenager.

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I recently started listening to this show and I am very impressed. All the presenters are very knowledgeable. Looking forward to more episodes.

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