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Is the new year for you…good? Bad? Something else? Is the new year? Looking better than/same as/worse than…last year? Terrible things continue to happen but so, quite amazingly at times, and against – it would seem – all odds…hang on…lost the sentence here…trying to say: despite the crap, good things do happen. And I have

2012…here we go…possibly again

Is the new year for you…good? Bad? Something else? Is the new year? Looking better than/same as/worse than…last year? Terrible things continue to happen but so, quite amazingly at times, and against – it would seem – all odds…hang on…lost the sentence here…trying to say: despite the crap, good things do happen. And I have

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Easy to be cynical this time of year. There is plenty of stuff about to invite that in us. And yet I’m still looking forward to it. People I care about, sitting about and mucking about…kids…all that stuff…and coz its OZ there is a chance of beach…and of course, there is always these guys. Feliz

It’s christmas again…

Easy to be cynical this time of year. There is plenty of stuff about to invite that in us. And yet I’m still looking forward to it. People I care about, sitting about and mucking about…kids…all that stuff…and coz its OZ there is a chance of beach…and of course, there is always these guys. Feliz

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I was recently at the 8th Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, and my task there was to work with the youth delegates and other young people who attended, to assist them in putting together the closing address for the conference. What a great gig! And they were tremendous…I said hello and goodbye in

Australian & New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference

I was recently at the 8th Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, and my task there was to work with the youth delegates and other young people who attended, to assist them in putting together the closing address for the conference. What a great gig! And they were tremendous…I said hello and goodbye in

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This group is totally onto it for a number of reasons…they are great dancers. Check out the moves particuraly about two thirds the way through this vid. I went to a workshop these guys did, and: It was interactive. I got to do hip-hop and generally have a good time. Best sort of workshop really.

‘Indigenous hip-hop Project’ doing it for young people

This group is totally onto it for a number of reasons…they are great dancers. Check out the moves particuraly about two thirds the way through this vid. I went to a workshop these guys did, and: It was interactive. I got to do hip-hop and generally have a good time. Best sort of workshop really.

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In a lot of the training I do about working with young I spend time on communication…the language we use when we speak; the words we choose, the intention behind those words. And it is all really obvious stuff: decide what it is that you are trying to do, choose words that will get that

The words we use

In a lot of the training I do about working with young I spend time on communication…the language we use when we speak; the words we choose, the intention behind those words. And it is all really obvious stuff: decide what it is that you are trying to do, choose words that will get that

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Here be a pic from the Sydney Morning Herald 23/24 July 2011. Something simply delightful, and probably quite young male, about what these boys are doing in response to the big seas off Sydney at the moment.

Boys

Here be a pic from the Sydney Morning Herald 23/24 July 2011. Something simply delightful, and probably quite young male, about what these boys are doing in response to the big seas off Sydney at the moment.

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There is something quite spectacular here…and I am uncertain how much to add to what you might see…but ya know what…just gonna lay down a cupla things I heard this fella say coz I know some of you have not got access to the internet. His name is Dan Phillips and he makes creative, amazing

Lessons for life

There is something quite spectacular here…and I am uncertain how much to add to what you might see…but ya know what…just gonna lay down a cupla things I heard this fella say coz I know some of you have not got access to the internet. His name is Dan Phillips and he makes creative, amazing

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Now this interesting. And you might want to get involved. A code of ethics for youth workers. A good idea or not? So there is a debate going on and you are welcome to get involved. The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition is hosting a debate from its website, so go have a look and go

Codes of ethics?

Now this interesting. And you might want to get involved. A code of ethics for youth workers. A good idea or not? So there is a debate going on and you are welcome to get involved. The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition is hosting a debate from its website, so go have a look and go

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From the Sydney Morning Herald June 14th came details of some research…which you can see more fully reported elsewhere. It says that exemplary teachers: ‘..saw no limits to what (students) could learn or how much they could achieve, and believed teaching was most effective when it related to students’ interests and experiences.’ Doing this is wonderful

Linking education to students’ interests & experiences

From the Sydney Morning Herald June 14th came details of some research…which you can see more fully reported elsewhere. It says that exemplary teachers: ‘..saw no limits to what (students) could learn or how much they could achieve, and believed teaching was most effective when it related to students’ interests and experiences.’ Doing this is wonderful

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