Author Archives: kturley

Kidsmatter and relationships matter

This year our school has embarked on the Kidsmatter program.  Kidsmatter is a mental health and well-being framework for primary schools.  It is sponsored by Beyond Blue, Principals Institute of Australia, Australian Psychological Society, Early Childhood Australia and the Federal … Continue reading

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Chilling Out

This term my class and I have embarked on the task of trying to redevelop our classroom space.  As I mentioned in my previous post we had some assistance from a local business man, Hamish McMillan to start us thinking … Continue reading

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From paper clips to basketball rings – a design in process

Two of the many sessions at Edutech 2013 that made me think about my own teaching environment were Stephen Heppell’s session “What’s the rage for the next year?” and  Stephen Harris’ session “The School of The Future: Change Management Lessons from a Pioneering School”. Both of these … Continue reading

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Edutech Wordle

This a wordle created using my blog post on the Edutech 2013 conference in Brisbane.

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Look out! I’ve been inspired by great speakers!

The mediocre teacher tells, The good teacher explains, The superior teacher demonstrates, The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward I have been inspired by great speakers! This week I had the opportunity to attend one of Australia’s largest technology in … Continue reading

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How cybersmart are we?

Today I attended a professional development session run by ACMA on teaching cyber-safety as part of the Australian Government’s cybersmart program. The day was broken down into 4 modules: booting up, ethical online behaviours, the bottom line and plugging into … Continue reading

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Why do I blog?

I am going to be presenting a session to teachers over the coming weeks about blogging, using blogs with their classes and using blogs professionally.  One of the topics that I was going to discuss is “Why should you blog?”  … Continue reading

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