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Children

Proud as Punch (Both as a Mum and an Educator)

The last term has been a busy one.  Not only as an educator but as a Mum as well.  You see the last term has been dedicated to our Year 6 Exhibition.  My beautiful children attend the school where I work and as my daughter is in Year 6 she has been part of the […]

We Still Block Content in Schools?

I’ve been spending my summer break catching up on my favourite PodCast Classroom Geeks and even though the episodes I was listening to were from way back in 2009 it was interesting to note that there were discussions occurring about blocked content in schools.  When I was next close to my twitter feed I noticed […]

McDonalds and Culture in the Same Sentence?

Our Year 6’s are about to study a unit on Culture and among discussions during planning the conversation moved towards what definition or concept of culture were the students going to look at.  Being an inquiry based unit the decision was to go with what ever definition the student decided to go with would then […]

What Exactly is the Purpose of Education?

This week I have spent my time in primary school planning meetings.  Each of these has started the same way with the teachers being given a copy of the draft National Australian Curriculum.  Each of these meetings has then gone in a very different direction depending on the combination of teachers.  One thing that did […]

Time to Pop the Bubble Wrap

I was reading a blog post tonight about what is the best age to teach Social Networking. Royan makes many good points.  The main one I agree with is Everywhere I turn I see a lot of time and money being consumed warning parents, children, and teachers about the dangers on the Internet. It’s getting […]