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Paying attention, following instructions, and listening are some of the most important skills we will need to get through life. The world would be in complete chaos if no one ever followed instructions. This is why rules and laws are made, so our world can run smoothly and become a better place. The same principles apply to the classroom and school.
In order for the classroom to be a good learning environment it has to have organisation. Teachers have to have simple classroom rules in order to achieve this. Our education is a very important aspect in our lives. In order to have a good job and make a living an education is needed.
Imagine what would happen if you do not follow orders/instructions from your employer? How long would it be before you need to look for employment elsewhere? Imagine not following instructions / orders in the armed forces: there will be immediate consequences. Following instructions is part of a number of skills and behaviours that will help you be employable so start practising at school now.
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Is it wrong to have an argument? Of course not.
It's how you go about it. You may have seen people you know have an argument. The following tips should help stopping things getting out of hand. And, it's quite possible for both people to be wrong about something. And, stranger still, it's also quite possible to both be right. It's being able to recognise this that will help you a lot to get along with other people. Especially people who are close to you. Read on. Oh yeah, there's a vid clip at the end of the article.
1. Fight early, fight often
The idea is to get what's bugging you off your chest when it first bugs you, rather than saving up hurts and slights for some giant blowup every six months or so. It's about being clear and forthright.
2. Use "I" statements (the right way)
You've heard that "I" statements are the way to go: not "You always spend too much money!", but "I get nervous about our financial situation when you spend without telling me."
3. No biting! (What really?)
The "no biting" rule doesn't just apply to literal chomping or other forms of physical abuse. No biting means no name-calling, and no making
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On Friday 29th of April schools from Rainbow to Lilydale to Portland came together for a fantastic sports day, a motocross sports day for secondary students. Over a hundred riders attended the interschool event which was held at a property just outside of Panmure, a town near Warrnambool, in the South West of Victoria. Once the sign-in process was completed and the scrutineering finished, the day's racing categories sprang to life. There were categories ranging from farmbikes to '250 and over' bikes. Each bike ridden by secondary students some which had only ever ridden around on their properties, some students whom had previously ridden in motocross events already.
There was a wide range of abilities and experience being shown during the day. Races like the 85cc grades, A, B and C. Or the hotly contested 'All powers' both in the '85-125' and '250' categories. Cobden Technical School students had previously met with Lilydale Secondary College students at the Phillip Island GP Superbikes excursion, where Lilydale staff indicated they were very keen to come down for the grasstrack in April. And they surely did. They send a team of 14 riders, among them a former national champion, and they were keen to put a dent in our medal and trophy tally.
It has been so dry so long and it was a bitter sweet feeling when the rains came down. The track turned from a dust bowl to a circuit pockmarked by muddy rooster tails. Most, if not all farming parents/guardians had big smiles on their faces. The steady rains did not dampen the enthusiasm of riders however it wasn't much fun for the adult volunteers on marshaling duty, getting wet inspite of the wet weather gear or the umbrellas.
Students showcased their competence, their tenacity and, on more than one ocassion, their sportsmanship. This was most evident at the last event of the day, the eagerly anticipated 'relay team' race. In the week leading up to this event, schools were asked to submit their relay teams and were asked to consider combining with other school riders to make a complete team of six riders. And, as usual, schools and students were generous by sharing their riders to ensure the relay race was a goer. And it was a great way to finish the day.
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Some RAILS groups looked at this Thursday 28th April. Maybe you haven't thought about it. Would you really just go for a job where you're going to be out of work in the near future? I wouldn't. So what should…
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Students, it can be really hard to get your work done on time. Teachers do understand this as a lot of teachers either still study or have work that needs to be done on time also. The following might help you.