Learning

Create a playlist to boost your mood!

Gen Institute asked Professor Felicity Baker (Head of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne) for her top tips to use music to balance mood! When you’ve had a bad day at school or work, before engaging with...
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Learning music can make your child a better reader!

Insights about the benefits for learning and brain function that come with music education, are shared by Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anita Collins and Associate Professor Misty Adoniou (University of...
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Going Inside...

Artwork by Alex Jennings, Yr 7 (2020) First published by Nature Partner Journal, Science of Learning Community- Link to original story HERE. By Christopher Muir, Curriculum Leader- English, Genazzano FCJ...
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Boosting Learning and Engagement through Exercise

The challenges of learning online during COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 meant that many students struggled to stay engaged. Genazzano teacher, Vanessa Frazer, used her knowledge of how students learn and the...
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Exercise is the best thing you can do for better brain health and function. Here’s why...

We all know that regular exercise is good for our heart. We also have an understanding that regular exercise, along with a balanced, diet maintains a healthy weight. If we want to gain strong muscles and produce high...
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Top Tips from Mr Wall to 'Train the Brain'

We asked Director of Sport, Mr Nick Wall, for his top tips to using exercise to boost brain function! As we head into summer holidays, Nick suggests the following key strategies to help keep your mind and body...
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Food for thought – Boosting brain power through nutrition

Dr Amy Reichelt is a nutritional neuroscientist and who researches how food affects brain function – including our ability to learn. Here, she tells us about science-backed foods that can optimise brain function....
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Brain Boosting recipes from Deakin's Food & Mood Centre

The Food & Mood Centre Recipes The research is in! What you eat has a massive impact on brain function and mood. Ditch the junk food and start eating the right foods for peak health and performance. Here are some quick...
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