The Transition Tightrope
On 14 January 2013 by admin
The transition phase from primary to secondary school is a time of massive personal, physical, psychological and social change. Not only is it a difficult time for the young adolescent, but it is also a challenging time for parents, teachers and anyone working with young people experiencing such substantial changes in their lives.
In this highly accessible book, Angie Wilcock offers clear, practical, and realistic tips and strategies to support teachers’ and parents’ understanding of this difficult transition stage. If you are concerned that your child or pupil may have difficulty coping with the many changes and challenges associated with this phase, this book will give you insight into issues such as: understanding the developing teen and effective ways to handle them keeping up with multiple assignments creating a system of organisation and an effective work space at home maintaining a healthy balance between work, play… and sleep developing a positive attitude to school and study setting realistic goals making new friends establishing life skills which are transferable to school.
Based on real-life teaching and parenting experience and full of practical, helpful case studies, this is just the resource you need to help you support and guide your developing teen.
The book features a foreword by Caz Bosch of the Australian Parents Council (and the Bureau’s Governance Committee) and noted UK expert on values in education, Dr Neil Hawkes.
Angie Wilcock is a highly regarded Australian expert and speaker on transitions in education.
She has appeared on ‘Mornings with Kerrie-Anne’, and presents with experts such as Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and Dr Andrew Fuller on the ‘Generation Next‘ team presenting to parents of adolescents Australia-wide on issues of mental health and well-being…her topic is the impact of transition on our young people.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University, a Diploma in Education and a strong background in teaching, Angie now works with teachers, parents and students across Australia in the area of transition to secondary school.
Angie is also a mum of two sons and her sessions are a mix ofhumour, anecdotes, information, real-life parenting and strategies to support families during this very critical phase of education and personal development.