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The Party Poppers

March 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · General

Gradually, and I have to say it is gradual, I feel like I am witnessing more and more of the talk of inevitable, necessary change in education becoming a reality. I feel that the minority of educators who dared talk about such issues, perhaps after watching ‘Changing Education Paradigms’ seven years ago, are part of […]

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Teaching amnesia

September 9th, 2016 · No Comments · General

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It has been a while since the last post but, in my opinion, this just has to be shared and the subsequent questions asked: (Shulman, L. S. (1999). Knowledge and teaching: Foundations of the new reform. Learners and pedagogy, 61-77.) If you believe there is some truth to this, How is this acceptable in the […]

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Pub Schools

February 13th, 2016 · No Comments · General

No doubt the title has grabbed your attention but unfortunately for some people, this post is not going to champion the concept of having a school with beer on tap in the staffroom or classroom (although I am open to suggestions on that one!). I admit my mind works in some bizarre ways some times and […]

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The Principal’s open door policy

February 6th, 2016 · No Comments · General

I am no expert on managerial or leadership styles. Of course I have read quite a bit, had considerable experience but I have more to learn and while ever I am in leadership, I will learn more.  Without doubt, there are many elements to effective leadership and few would argue that schools are complex eco […]

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NOT voice

December 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · General

Earlier today, @mesterman prompted me to read another blog post by the continually inspiring @mrkrndvs: Vision for eLearning. A confident and provocative post, there is a lot to take from Aaron’s work. However, there was a point I felt I had to make to Aaron on Twitter and the resulting discussion involving @rgesthuizen, @ozjuliancox, @rhonimcfarlane prompted this blog post. […]

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An adventure with Minecraft

October 21st, 2015 · No Comments · General

As part of my current role, I have been working on a number of small projects with teachers who wish to explore some technology enhanced education ‘juiciness’. This was a very early exploration into the use of Minecraft for teaching a History topic, in this case Feudal Japan. The world had been built by a […]

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A Precinct School

August 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments · General

I had the pleasure of attending the Vice Chancellor’s Breakfast at UniSA last week where David Lloyd and several senior members of the university staff publically launched their Digital Learning Strategy. I praised and shared the strategy via Twitter when it was first announced and blogged about it. I still hold it up as a strong […]

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Am I better off writing a letter to Santa?

July 26th, 2015 · No Comments · General

I had the pleasure of spending a day with @danhaesler last week. He gave a day of workshops on Teaching Kids to Stretch. This, as you would expect if you have followed any of his work, was very much part of his take on well-being. Having had many conversations with Dan and seen him present, […]

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An unlevel playing field

June 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment · General

  Digital technology is an unlevel playing field. In my opinion, it is the most unlevel playing field we have ever faced in education. Looking back at the history of education, there has been no other time when something has had such an effect on people yet the level of knowledge and expertise of users […]

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Diving into Argument Mapping

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · General

I have had the pleasure of using Rationale recently to look at the concept of argument mapping. In it’s rawest form this can be seen as ‘essay writing with trainer wheels’ according to a colleague of mine. I really like how it visually represents prose and breaks down the structure of essays to enable students to […]

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