Last Thursday my school arranged for Bill Rogers, educational advisor for a whole day whole staff professional development day on Behaviour Management Leadership. It was refreshing to see a speaker who is clearly still so closely involved with the classroom itself. He spoke through many anecdotes of teachers he’s mentored, classrooms he’s observed and students… Continue reading Drawing Conclusions from Bill Rogers
And just like that we’re two months into the term. There’s been several moments this term I’ve tried to pause and feel the passage of time, but it always gets away. At least this year I’m in a much better routine for pausing to reflect, and I wanted to spend some time critically thinking about… Continue reading Week 8 Upd8 – Achieving Intentions
I had a super awesome lesson this week, and feel it’s about time to do more than just talk about it. WARNING – THIS POST CONTAINS AWESOME TEACHING RESOURCES THAT ARE READY TO USE IN A CLASS. My PBL unit have been exploring the ideas of Community through a metaphorical approach. Specifically, we have been… Continue reading Experimenting with Viking Things
This year has been a good year for reading adventures. After finishing the Harry Potter series (for entirely professional reasons…) a good friend has lent me the first in the Earth’s Children series. It centers around Ayla, abandoned at a young age, who is found and adopted by a Neanderthal clan. But Ayla is *not… Continue reading Student Controlled Learning* (Conditions Apply!)
I had a really hard time choosing the title for this entry. Close runner ups were Week Two – A Study Into the Effect of Personality-Based Groupings on Adolescents or the less professional, Week Two – Merlin’s Beard Is the Pottermore Sorting Quiz Actually Onto Something Or Am I Just Projecting ?!? Regardless, while the second… Continue reading Week Two: Life Mirrors Fiction
The first day of school is always my favourite. The first day of 2017 was particularly exciting as I had the opportunity of re-meeting my Year 8 Homgroup for the year, who are also the first labrats cohort of students to experience my school’s new Middle School program. Our Approach For a full run-down of exactly… Continue reading Week One: Welcome to a Curious Community
Ah, the Global Positioning System. Where would we be without it? Probably either not where we would like to be, or still twisting a Street Directory around. These days most people don’t need to ask for directions, as the GPS is there to guide you with a range of different accessibility features and options. More accessibility features… Continue reading Is the humble GPS more ‘inclusive’ than your teaching?