Tag Archives: Teaching

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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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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Some days I feel like Alice down the rabbit hole and Dorothy trying to get back to Kansas on others…

“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop” As someone who is passionately committed to the belief that the power of education is transformative, I often find myself pouring over blog posts, listening … 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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The Big Picture…

A week or so ago, I wrote a blog post titled ‘Anticipation’ where I expressed my feelings about my new role in a new school. The working week is only two days young and I thought that it would be … Continue reading

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