News, Reviews & Resources   July, 2006
Starlink Extra


As you know, Starlink is a bi-monthly publication, comprising a downloadable pdf file as well as an htm email containing several resources.

There have been occasions when an item is sent in by a reader but can't be kept until the next issue of Starlink is due, because the deadline would be over. (For example, the forum below: Strictly Confidential.) Stars on a graph

So we've decided to produce this additional publication - Starlink Extra - for each of the months in between distribution of Starlink itself.

We hope the additional resources will prove useful for you!

Sue & Chris
(BJ Seminars International)

Centre for Adolescent Health Forum:
"Strictly Confidential"

(Thank you to Merran Guest at the Centre for Adolescent Health, for sending through this information.)

This forum is being hosted by the Centre for Adolescent Health, in partnership with Global TeleHealth. Confidential Files

Presented by: Prof Susan Sawyer, Prof Loane Skene, Dr Hennie Williams & Ms Gabrielle Castree

An invaluable opp*rtunity to be updated on how the current privacy laws affect issues of confidentiality and sharing information about young people in the health, education and community setting.

Hear from the experts discussing cases and issues around the law and privacy.

A 'must do' for anyone who works with youth.

When? Thursday, 20 July, 9:30am - 12:30pm (Sydney/Melbourne)

For more information on the content of this event please contact:
Merran Guest
Manger of Education Programs
Phone: 03 9345 6671
Or contact Merran by email for further information.

Stories for Happiness
Child Laughing
Stories for Happiness Books One and Two are compilations of fables based on Noetic (meaning, purpose, values, emotionally intelligent behaviour) principles.

The stories are written by Dr. Leigh Kibby who has been described as "Australia's Hans Christian Anderson."

The stories are fun for all ages and especially useful for teachers and for psychotherapeutic work that examines life patterns and archetypes.

(Note: If the above link does not work, visit Dr. Kibby's Kinematic web site and take the links to 'Fr*e Downloads' then 'Stories for Happiness'.)

You can also email Dr Leigh Kibby for more information.


Student Action Teams
Students in Corridor
Student Action Teams outlines practical ways to implement such teams in primary and secondary school classrooms.

It tells the story of primary and secondary schools in Melbourne's northern suburbs that are currently organising Student Action Teams and reflecting on their implications for their teaching and learning.

Download this pdf file for more information and an order form.

Or email Roger Holdsworth for more information about Student Action Teams.

Roger also produces Connect, a bi-monthly magazine supporting active student participation - in governance and curriculum areas - in primary and secondary schools throughout Australia.


Out of the Mouths of Children ...

These are real answers given by children to science questions: Girl Reading Blackboard

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does the word "benign" mean?'
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorised? (e.g., abdomen.)
A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O, and U.

Learning Styles & Learning Disabilities

Learning Styles

Multiple Intelligences in Education

Uni. of Western Ontario - Learning Styles

Learning Styles Chart

Institute for Learning Styles Research

Funderstanding: About Learning

Kolb's Learning Styles

L.D. Online - Learning Disabilities and A.D.H.D.


Nonprofit Resources
Leader to Leader Institute

Fr** Management Library for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

Foundation Center - Nonprofit Management

Building Better Boards Conference (Sydney, October 2006)

Australian Charities

Nonprofit Management Education Center

Our Community (Australia)

Fundraising Institute Australia


Philanthropy Australia

Centre for Australian Community Organisations and Management

Guide for Executive Transitions

Charities Aid Foundation (Australia)

Volunteering Australia

Conference/Event Speakers
Do you need an entertaining and educational speaker for your next event or conference?

Would you like a focus on inspiration, humour or connecting people?

Visit the Speaking page of the BJ Seminars International website for more information and a list of speaking topics we are currently offering.

The Last Word
Children have more need of models than of critics. (Carolyn Coats, Author)

Live your life so your children can tell their children that you not only stood for something wonderful - you acted on it. (Dan Zadra, C.E.O. Compendium, Inc.)

Of course we need children! Adults need children in their lives to listen to and care for, to keep their imagination fresh and their hearts young and to make the future a reality for which they are willing to work. (Margaret Mead)

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