Category Archives: Standard 6: Engage in Professional Learning

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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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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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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