Peter Mellow

15,317 Added | 18 Magazines | 6 Likes | 3 Following | 2,456 Followers | @petermellow | Director, Learning Design and Systems, Eastern Health, Melbourne, Australia. Interested in MOOCs, digital curation, learning spaces and learning.

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students. I love to read, loved it as a kid too. I'm equally compelled to …


6 super easy ways to communicate with your teenager

<i>Written by: Jo Lamble, Psychologist</i><p><b>We hear it all the time: “Keep the lines of communication open between you and your children and you will keep</b> …

Public Speaking

Mike's Minute: This is the Warriors' year

So this is a fanatic's guide to the Warriors season of 2018. It is a reason for the wowsers, doubters and fly-by-nighters to pay attention because we …

Google Plus

Inside a world of hurt: Liam Napier trains like an All Black

My head is pounding from the inside out; my chest simultaneously caving in. Dizzy spells come and go, and I'm doing everything possible to keep …

Mount Maunganui

Why does our second-grader hate school?

<i>Q: My second-grader (almost 8 years old) says he hates school. He cries every Sunday night. When he’s asked about his day, he says that the only parts he liked were lunch and recess and that the rest of the time he was bored. I have talked to his teacher several times, and it sounds as though he</i> …


Is your spin class too young, too thin and too white?

After a few committed months of hot yoga at a studio in New York, Christina Rice had found her niche. So when the studio announced that it was offering teacher training, she signed right up.<p>It was only when she arrived with her mat that she noticed something striking.<p>There were 54 other women and …

Los Angeles

When should we teach kids about consent during the #MeToo era?

The emphasis has primarily been on consent between children and adults. But we must have conversations about their behaviour towards other kids.


League: Warriors take down Titans to claim second straight win

New Zealand Warriors 20Gold Coast Titans 8 The new-look Warriors continued their strong start to the season with a flamboyant and hearty 20-8 NRL win …

Gold Coast Titans

Arnie's incredibly simple trick for staying fit

When he shakes your hand, you feel it. Arnie is still a giant man, even at 70. He's big in stature and huge in personality.The former Governor of …

Box Office

'We know what bus you catch' bullies texted to schoolgirl victim

The consequences were debilitating. This girl was unable to perform in her event. She didn’t know if any of her tormentors were in the audience or, …


Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your stamina -- or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise -- can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, found that women with high cardiovascular fitness, or high stamina, had an …

The Brain

Skiing helps me take on the outside world

George is autistic and has other health conditions. See how learning to ski has given his confidence a vital boost.<p><i>Produced by Lily Freeston</i><p><i>Filmed and edited by Tom Beal</i><p><i>Additional filming: Ashleigh Nghiem and Lily Freeston</i>


League: New Zealand Warriors sale still possible despite bid hiccup

Negotiations with a Tongan-American consortium to buy the Warriors almost collapsed yesterday but frantic talks mean a deal could be finalised within …

Gold Coast Titans

How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems ‘Young’

Remaining physically active as we grow older could help to keep our muscles and immune systems robust, according to two inspiring new studies of older recreational cyclists.<p>Together, the experiments add to growing evidence that some of our assumptions about aging may be outdated and we might have …

Birmingham, UK

Positive things for parents to say instead of 'no'

"No" – it's one of the most powerful words in the English language, but as a parent to a two-year old, I find myself repeating it so frequently that …


My daughter published an online suicide note

In hindsight, I should have known something was up, but I'm a busy mum like everyone else, and I was rushing my two younger kids to eat their …

Mental Health

Million dollar Porsche 356A found rusting in a shed

A rusty old Porsche which doesn't work has been described as one of the most exciting discoveries in recent years - and it is set to sell for …

Classic Cars

Dogs can get a runner’s high, too: What to know about taking on a four-legged jogging buddy

Like a lot of runners, when Ducky Waite doesn’t get his regular run, he gets restless and antsy. The 4½ -year-old pit bull-Doberman mix gets into the trash or rams a chew toy into his owners until he gets some exercise.<p>“He is a high-energy dog, and as a runner I get that,” said his owner, Shauna …


Fitbit's Newest Fitness Tracker Is Just For Kids

Fitbit is launching a new fitness tracker designed for children called the Fitbit Ace, which will go on sale for $99.95 in the second quarter of this …

Wearable Tech

New online tool can predict your melanoma risk

Australians over the age of 40 can now calculate their risk of developing melanoma with a new online test. The risk predictor tool estimates a …


Five things parents can do every day to help develop STEM skills from a young age

Educators and researchers agree early literacy experiences are important for children’s cognitive and language development. For the past 30 years …


He has autism. He’s willing and able to work. Can he find the right fit?

In the past decade, Tom Whalen, a 27-year-old Baltimore County man, has had jobs at an animal shelter, a mailroom, multiple grocery stores, a doggy day-care center and a landscaping company.<p>He is chatty, outgoing and engaging, quick to win over strangers and ask for opportunities. Then, in short …


What to eat before, during and after a workout

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have long known that what you eat before, during and after you exercise can make or break a workout and possibly affect your fitness results.<p>So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins …


Rugby league: Warriors must 'back up' win

<b>Hooker says opening away victory will mean little if side stumbles at home to Titans.</b><p>Warriors hooker Issac Luke says their dominant 32-20 NRL win …

Gold Coast Titans

Aussie teen killer Amanda Pemberton left New Zealand aged five, deported back here

A teenage killer who served almost 22 years in prison in connection with one of South Australia's most brutal and callous murders has been deported …


Is vitamin D really a cure-all – and how should we get our fix?

Evidence is growing that the ‘sunshine vitamin’ helps protect against a wide range of conditions including cancers<p>Vitamin D is having quite a moment. In the past few months, evidence has been growing that the “sunshine vitamin” not only has an important role in bone and muscle health, but might …

Vitamin D

Michael Burgess: Warriors set standard with vital victory

The Warriors look like a team.That's the most important takeaway from this vital 32-20 victory over the Rabbitohs.Forget the two points – though they …

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Telltale signs: How to tell if your child is growing up to be a psychopath

It is thought that 1 per cent of adults are psychopaths. The number might seem small at first (look on the bright side: 99 per cent of us are not), …


Water: The clear winner in junior sport

Download: Water: The clear winner in junior sport (PDF, 153 KB)<p>VicHealth supports approaches that increase the supply of and access to healthy …

Healthy Eating