Life Lab

Self-management and problem-solving skills for children

Our Life Lab program is a course designed for children aged 5 to 12 which aims to develop creative problem-solving skills for understanding and dealing with their stuckness. Angela Pezzano and I designed it to help children identify situations in their life where they feel stuck and give them the awareness and resources to find their own solutions, alone or with their peers.

Find out more about our Life Lab Program and follow our children as they progress through the course.

 

Growing turtles

Growing turtles

As our students finished Term 3, we asked them to think back to the start of the year. One of our first lessons had them building a little turtle with their LifeLab© LEGO® kit by following the instructions that we had given to them. 7 months later, the students are...

Empathy Busy Bees

Empathy Busy Bees

Angela Pezzano and I have been keeping busy in the LifeLab©, developing and delivering this program to Primary School aged children. It aims to build skills of resilience in children, help them to find strategies to solve the problems they have in their daily lives,...

When we hear voices…

When we hear voices…

When we are parenting our children or educating our students, we greatly influence their development, sometimes consciously, sometimes involuntarily. We take on the role of people who know and think we know what to do with the methodology whereas if we put these...

Screen freeze on empathy

Screen freeze on empathy

‘Glitches’ didn’t always exist in our vocabulary.  As we’ve been working and learning remotely much more recently due to COVID-19, we’ve experienced these on our screens and seen our faces in frozen poses we’d rather forget. Do we perhaps notice the glitches with...

Parents of Life long learners get involved

Parents of Life long learners get involved

As our students in Victoria province, Australia, experience some trepidation in returning to online learning, there is some encouragement in having received such positive feedback from parents, teachers and students saying LifeLab online is something they can look...

An emotion lasts 90 seconds

An emotion lasts 90 seconds

  In her book A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor says that an emotion lasts only 90 seconds. She contends that if it lasts longer than that, we have added some personal story to it and chosen to let that brain circuit...

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