Melbourne school uses neuroscience to boost grades and improve wellbeing of students

A Melbourne school is using an Australian-first approach based on neuroscience to revolutionise its learning and boost its students’ grades.Broadmeadows Primary School in Melbourne’s north-west is in the lowest 12th percentile for socio-economic disadvantage.But the school’s NAPLAN results are higher than any other school in the area, and its year three results are above the Victorian state average.This is in a school with children who were methadone babies, whose parents are unemployed, where social services are involved with a number of families.Principal Keith McDougal has been contacted by private schools who want to look at his model.”There’s a standard line that we have here, that the 3047 postcode does not determine your destiny,” Mr McDougal told 7.30.”Where you start doesn’t matter – it’s where you end up that counts.”All children…


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