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.

 

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...

A little temptation

A little temptation

If I had learned about instant and delayed gratification as an 8 year old, I may have made a few different choices as I grew up. This concept was taught in our Life Lab Lesson through a modified version of the marshmallow experiment. We wanted to teach students about...

How are the adults doing?

How are the adults doing?

We asked students if they think their parents had a good balance between responsibilities and having fun? Quite unanimously, the shaking of the heads and “No way” being called out gave us the answer. There were ah-ha moments when students realised that making a choice...

“Mediting” does the job

“Mediting” does the job

As part of our return to classroom learning, we held conversations with our Life Lab students to reflect upon online learning; Here are a few ingredients worth keeping in the learning pot from our Year 1 and 2 students on their experience of distance learning. Whilst...

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