I’m trying out Edufolios. There’s a woman called Selena Woodward who’s walking me through how it all works. She’s telling me that I shouldn’t start with the standards. How crazy! Aren’t I here to learn about how to work with them? Ok. so today, in my year 9 English class i ran a new activity […]The Reflective Teacher Podcast
The Reflective Teacher Podcast For the past year and a half, I have been recording 15-45 minute episodes of the Reflective Teacher Podcast. In the course of these episodes, I have created multiple free downloads and shared key tips and tricks on a range of subjects. The aim being to help provide opportunities for educators […]Dare To Lead – Certification and Education
On June the 18th I finally got to begin my journey into the world of Brene Brown’s work “Dare to Lead“. As a fan of Brene’s work, I opted to complete this course as a way to develop my leadership potential and skillset. With my work in schools and mentoring people through the process of […]Changes to Assessment Rubrics – 9404
Another year has flown by and I have just submitted the grades for yet another group of awesome pre-service teachers here in Adelaide. EDUC9404 has wrapped up for 2019. This will be a long post. I have a lot of notes that I’ve been keeping that now need to be collected and reflected upon. This […]Running STEM PD for The LEAH STEM group.
I am regularly asked to run professional development days for schools and in the July holidays I was asked to work with the LEAH STEM Action group in the Adelaide Hills. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them to explore technology through Multiple Lenses. I ran three sessions with them covering: Speaking Pedagogically ( […]STUDY- Growing Up Gifted – Concepts of Intelligence, Giftedness, Talent and Talent Development
This post is my response to the “check your understanding” section of Chapter 2 of “Growing up Gifted” by Barbara Clark. The chapter focused on concepts of intelligence, giftedness, talent and talent development. I chose to read this chapter as my son has recently been identified as a gifted child. The school he was working […]Mixed Reality Viewer and Paint 3D
Having presented twice this morning at the July Microsoft Edumeet it was great to kick back and be firmly in the learners seat. I joined a session with the fabulous Megan Townes. The focus of the workshop was Microsoft Paint 3D, Mixed reality viewer and the photos app. It’s interesting to see how Microsoft are […]Improving Planning for 2018
At the end of last year I invited my students to complete a questionnaire on their time with me and their learning. The university has a questionnaire but the results of it don’t really give me anything I can use to develop my planning or teaching for the next year. This questionnaire I sent was […]Taking Teams Seriously – Framing our Learning with 0365 and Teams
One of the things that I found difficult last year, when using O365 (office 365) was finding away to tie everything together. Teams looks like it’s going to solve that problem for me. I spoke to IDS services on site, last year about being able to use it this year (lots of notice) and it […]Adolescent mental health: supporting young people through anxiety, stress and tough times.
This evening I was lucky enough to attend a session by Little Lessons Australia with Kirrilie Smout from Developing Minds. As a clinical psychologist, Kirrilie has worked with children, young people and their families and teachers for 20 years. In the talk she gave, she explored the make up of a teenager’s ever changing brain and gave […]