Category Archives: Standard 1: Know students and how they learn

Students taking over the classroom!

Yes!  The students have taken over our classroom in the form of student planned and delivered lessons.  Over the past three years I have given the students in my class the opportunity to teach the class something that interests them … Continue reading

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Creativity, Collaboration and Get Kids Questioning – the Keys to Edutech 2014

Once again I was fortunate to attend Edutech 2014 in Brisbane this year. After attending and being blown away last year I pushed for our school to send a team of teachers this year so that we could hopefully create … Continue reading

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Real or Hoax Weebly Unit

My goal today was to create a unit of work that I can use with my year 6/7 class on using the internet smartly.  I particularly wanted them to realise that not everything that looks real on the internet is.  … Continue reading

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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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Sticky notes and hopes for 2013

During the holidays I finally discovered Pintrest. What a great site for collecting and sharing teaching ideas. I spent many hours ‘pinning’ new ideas that I wanted to try with my class this year – especially ones that allow my … Continue reading

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