Last week, our faculty teamed up with the HASS department and we observed each other. See this post for details. One of the pedagogies that really caught my eye as I observed my colleague was something called a walkthrough. Mr McMillan took an event from history and asked his students to walk in the steps […]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 […]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 […]One Note Classroom and EDUC9404
Back in July I attended my first ever Microsoft 365 course. During that course I got excited about the possibilities of using OneNote Class Notebook to help me meet some of the teaching targets I’d set for myself earlier in the year. I’ve been using OneNote Class Notebook with my students (EDUC9404) for the last […]Discover 365 in the Classroom
Over the past two days I have had the pleasure of taking part in two separate Microsoft Education workshops. Having worked with Microsoft, as a result of my work on Edufolios, I approached them to see if they might be interested in running some PD here in Adelaide. I organised the venues, the teachers (and […]The Four Part Lesson Plan
Below is a piece I wrote for the pre-service teachers I was working with. We were exploring effective planning and teaching strategies. Strategies that help students connect to their learning and encourage critical and creative thinking. The strategies I share assisted them to expand their repertoire of teaching strategies in both verbal and non verbal […]