Monday, May 23, 2011

4 year old drummer

This little boy is just amazing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect by Tony Ryan

"Working in schools you make a significant difference with your everyday actions. All of the little things you do in every moment of your work can ripple out to create endless changes in the lives of your students. If you don't believe this, then just ask the parents of your students. They are very aware of the inspiring ripples that you can create in their children's lives."

This is a great article by Tony Ryan an Australian learning consultant and writer. He offers professional support to school and corporate organisations throughout the world. I loved reading it and I'm sure you will too. Download the whole article here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

5 FAST Mood Boosters

Life in schools is always busy and at a hectic pace. There are deadlines to meet and quiet periods are almost non-existent.

Its common to experience short periods of feeling over-whelmed and mildly depressed. The following tips are from Dr Timothy Sharp of the Happiness Institute…

Read this great article in the download section - Motivation and Inspiration’ on the Crescendo Website.

Friday, May 6, 2011

School Choir and Band Competition

612 ABC Brisbane is running a School Choir and Band competition. The competition is open to primary and secondary schools in the greater Brisbane area, the winning school's end of year concert will be broadcast live on 612 Digital radio. More information at

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Great Quotes

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
-Peter Marshall

If you are looking for some great quotes, maybe something to get you through a tough day or give you a laugh, head over to the crescendo website and check out our great quote pages.

They can be downloaded here.

Insanity is hereditary—you get it from your children.
-Sam Levenson