Motivation: The inner game

Why is it that some students are focused, organised, and fully engaged while others are easily distracted, disorganised and continually procrastinate? Mr Mark Sullivan, Director of Instrumental Music, considers motivation: How it is measured and how students can become more motivated to learn.

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Into the great unknown

For our girls, the great unknown is not only the uncertainty of which path they might take after leaving school, but what the destination will look like when they get there. Dean of Academic Development Mr Trent Driver asks what is required for girls to be life-wide learners for the years ahead, noting that technological skills are only a small part of the equation.

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Birth order and siblings: Pop psychology or reality?

Birth order theories continue to be rigorously debated. Mrs Lyn Chakravorty, Head of Beanland House, asks if there is really something to birth order theory. Could new research about siblings help teachers gain a better understanding of their students’ personalities and academic performance; and what about the role of sisters?

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The new information paradigm: Physical and digital resources to support scholarship

Brisbane Girls Grammar School has embarked on a new five-storey building to house twenty-first century library facilities and classrooms. Mrs Kristine Cooke, Director of Information Services, discusses how the new research centre will provide an integrated approach to information gathering — an approach that blends traditional systems and modern technologies to create an atmosphere that inspires scholarship.

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