On Thursday September 21, I was fortunate to attend a professional development session run by Microsoft around Building a Collaborative Classroom with Office 365. This session was run by Troy Waller and aimed to support and develop our understanding of the positive impact and influence Office 365 could have in our classroom. The day was […]Bridging the Gap Project
Throughout the last 18 months, I have been involved with a university-driven research project Bridging the Gap. This post collates all the experiences and opportunities afforded from this project and reflects on how this will benefit my teaching career. The Bridging the Gap project aims to provide pre-service secondary science teachers with insight and experience […]#PSTchat – Professional Development (September 12, 2017)
This week’s #PSTchat was about Professional Development (PD). This is a topic that will play a significant role in my career and my growth as a teacher. In South Australia, participating in PD is a requirement for maintaining teacher registration. Professional development provides teachers with an opportunity to engage with ideas and concepts that support […]Social Media and Schools – To integrate or not?
Two months ago, if you had used ‘social media’ and ‘school’ in the same sentence, I would have firmly responded with the belief that they should be separate – that no good could possibly come from linking these two elements. Surprisingly, or perhaps unsurprisingly, my mindset has changed. This is in part to the powerful […]#PSTchat – Reflection: Comforting or Uncomfortable? (September 5th, 2017)
This week, the #PSTchat had an absolutely killer topic: reflection! It’s something we all strive to do and improve on, constantly. For me, the process of developing my reflective practice has been a bit of a minefield. Initially, coming from a Science background, I found it difficult to abandon the impersonal manner that dominates scientific […]