12 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

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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

    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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    • 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. 

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    education.vic.gov.au 
    acd.org.au 
    cyda.org.au

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    • 21 min
    How to help primary school kids succeed in learning

    How to help primary school kids succeed in learning

    You can support your child to learn well by focusing on their strengths, making the most of everyday learning opportunities and activities, and working with them to set achievable learning goals. In this episode of Raising Learners, Professor Harriet Hiscock and primary school principal Hayley Doyle join Professor Julie Green to discuss these and other techniques that can help your child learn and thrive. 

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    Learning: primary and secondary school years
    Literacy activities for children
    Learning maths at school
    About gifted and talented children and teenagers
    Activity guides

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    Victorian Department of Education and Training

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    • 25 min
    Embracing your autistic child’s strengths

    Embracing your autistic child’s strengths

    Autistic children often do well with routine, structure and predictability. But family life can sometimes involve changes in routine and unexpected events. In this episode of Raising Learners, I CAN Network’s Chris Varney talks with Julie Green about how parents can help their autistic children through change. They also discuss how autistic children’s interests and strengths can be a great basis for connecting with others.

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    Changing routines: children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder
    Family life with autistic children
    Friends and peers: children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder
    Healthy school relationships: children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder
    Thinking and learning strengths in children with autism spectrum disorder

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    Victorian Department of Education and Training
    I CAN Network
    I CAN Network – Awetism 2020
    Amaze
    MyTime

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    • 26 min

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