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 […]My Learning from Marking Assignment Two: Connecting Technology with the Learning Areas
I’ve finished marking the first summative assessment I am involved with in educ9404. Whilst still on my mission to be responsive to learner need, it’s important to be able to look at the data these assessments show me and consider whether my changes to the teaching program have had any effect. Usually, in the high […]