Mrs A's Blog

My Rambling Thoughts on Teaching and Learning

Purpose

Wow…. I Really Do Admire You!

I had the pleasure of spending the day with my sister (@littlemsschull) today.  And as usual she has challenged my way of thinking…  You see we have been through a tough few months of revelations and healing, and while we are a long way off being able to say we are cured (if that is […]

If You Don’t Know the Answer…

The only time in your life you need to memorise an answer is at school.  Once you leave school if you don’t know the answer you look it up, you Google it, you ask a colleague, a friend, an expert.  This point has bothered me ever since I took the subject “Business Law” at uni […]

Expectations…. Maybe I’m Dreaming….

I’m very proud of my Daughter.  She has survived the first term of High School.  And has done exceptionally well.  Now I know I have a smart kid who loves to learn new things however I was concerned at how she would go when it came to the difference between primary school and high school.  […]

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

There is no other way to explain it.  Our school year starts on Monday that is two days away.  As I sit here in the dark writing, its midnight on Friday night and I can’t sleep.  I can’t sleep because I have never, ever, EVER felt so unprepared for Day One in my teaching life.  […]

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 […]