Tag Archives: Learning

Mixing it up in the classroom

A little while ago, I posted about the new building works taking place at school. I was particularly excited about the new classrooms that our students (and in particular the classrooms that my department) will enjoy. In the time that … Continue reading

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“I’m not here to be average. I’m here to be Awesome!”

I love twitter. I love it because I can log in at any time of the day or night and can be entertained, challenged, vindicated or otherwise. This morning was no different. I had been perusing the twitter feed and … Continue reading

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Has Naplan lost its way?

My niece starts year 3 this year. She is a bright, happy and intelligent young girl who absolutely loves going to school and loves to learn. She is inquisitive and has a curious mind. She asks a lot of questions, … Continue reading

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A new year brings a change in direction and some new goals…

In every role I’ve held in a school, I have always found the third year to be the best year. This is particularly true of my experience as a Head of Dept, where the third year really allowed me to … Continue reading

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Trial exams and all that comes with it.

The trial HSC exams are well and truly in full flight. As an English teacher of 13 years (can’t believe I’ve been teaching for 13 years) I must admit that the pre-trials and pre-HSC jitters get me every year. It … Continue reading

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The olympics, teaching and learning… let the analogies begin!

I love the Olympic Games. There is nothing better than watching someone achieve their personal best, whether it results in a medal or not. In my mind’s eye, they are all winners. To be able to represent your country at … Continue reading

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The changing nature of professional development for teachers… and it’s for the better!

On Friday evening, some 279 (or thereabouts) teachers, braved the inclement Sydney weather to attend a Teach Meet. The organisers hoped it would become a world record. In it’s purest form, a teach meet requires little organisation and is designed … Continue reading

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