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Learners and Learning

Last year I was at a two day workshop looking at the future of education…  One of the first series of questions looked at… Who are you as a learner? What is learning? How do you learn? Define it… This is was my rough as guts response…. Learning is the acquiring of new knowledge or […]

End of Year Exhaustion

Well…  I made it… JUST… to the end of the school year… 2013 has been yet another busy and satisfying year. However my question is how do you avoid the end of year exhaustion?   I know I should sleep more and probably not cram so much in…  Would love to hear how others avoid […]

It’s Hard to be a Kid!

I didn’t realise until the last few weeks just how hard it is to be a kid in High School. I know as an adult I would love to redo high school and with all the knowledge I have now.  Life would have been very different I am sure.  My 13 year old was ill […]

Where am I Supposed to be?

I have always believed that I am where I’m supposed to be… Whether that has been in my personal life or work life… I am at the point I’m supposed to be… I worked hard at high school and got the results I needed to get into the course I was supposed to do at […]

How do you Think?

I’ve been reflecting a lot about my teaching since I no longer have my own class.  Every time I investigate a new pedagogy or idea I wonder how I would implement that in my classroom.  This week I’ve been challenged in my thinking about how I think and how my students think… I think very logically…  A […]

Interesting How Toddlers Learn…

My youngest child is a few months short of his 3rd birthday and over the last few months I have been fascinated by what he learns each day.  I don’t remember my other two children learning the same way however that may just be a result of me being home all day everyday with them […]

Is There a Site that Does That for ME…

There has been a lot of talk lately about Gamification in Education.  I have been having this conversation with some of my teachers lately who are interested in how they could potentially implement this in their classrooms.  While talking with one staff member she asked if there was a website that just did it (gamify […]

Education and Prizes…

As a kid I was fascinated with awards.  I loved to watch all the entertainment awards on TV…  The Oscars, The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes…  I liked the fact that people were rewarded for their hard work and perseverance.  As I got older I started to wonder if other people were recognised for their […]

How Fast will the Future get Here???

I’ve had a number of interesting conversations lately about the past and the future.  Usually stemming from something the people around me have read, seen or heard.  As it was I recently read Maggie Hos-McGrane’s Blog Tech Transformation and the article about being Hyperconnected and Always On.  Now I know that the post was more […]

Out of the Gate and Running….

You may know that I’m a runner.  I have been running since the day that I came 10th in my Year 8 school cross country carnival.  To be honest at the time I had just decided that if I made it to the finish line then it was going to be a good day.  Before […]