Mrs A's Blog

My Rambling Thoughts on Teaching and Learning

Welcome to 2020!

2019 disappeared in a blur and in a couple of weeks I will be starting the 2020 school year. This year is going to be an interesting one. My second baby is finishing high school and the journey of being the first cohort through Queensland’s new ATAR system. My workload in 2019 saw me having […]

Authentic Learning Authentic Language

Learning a second language is not an easy task.  I know I tried it for many years both in foreign language classes (French, Japanese and Spanish) and in a foreign country (France).  I have much awe for the students in my classes who leave their native country (and home) to come and complete their senior […]

Language Learning & Teaching With Web2 Tools

So the task was to use a digital tool to design, develop and share a visual model showing my personal structure or schema for language learning and teaching through digital and/or Web 2 tools. I would love to know your thoughts, especially if you are a teacher with EAL/D students.

Using Smartphones in the Classroom

As part of my masters research I was required to put my research (see last week’s post) into the use of mobile phones into practice in my classroom. Here is how I applied it… Teachers often decide to use technology because it is available or looks “cool” not necessarily because it is in the best […]

Educators Must Embrace the Smartphone

With all the news about banning phones in schools I feel the need to add my perspective. As part of my masters studies I chose this topic to research and feel the need to share it here… Please feel free to comment your views below. “The phones at the Good Old office”by Hugo Wetterberg is […]