Mrs A's Blog

My Rambling Thoughts on Teaching and Learning

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Tick Tok Tick Tok

Time… Tick tok tick tok… As educators we seem to always complain that we don’t have enough of it.  Between marking, planning, teaching, administrative work, tutorials, duty, parent meetings, co-curricular, phone calls, meetings, email, observations, professional development… Times 6 (or the number of academic classes you have!) Tick tok tick tok… I often hear the […]

New Learnings…

I haven’t updated my blog for a while.  The main reason – I’ve been extremely busy.  My teaching partner (HOD) has been on long service leave for the last term which has left me “in charge” of the department.  As a result I was managing more than myself.  I realised that we have gotten into […]

Foundations of Teaching for Learning…

I recently started a Coursera course entitled Foundations of Teaching for Learning.  I have to admit that I signed up because I was interested in unit 3, 6 and 8 of the course (I’ve only just started unit 2) and felt that I’d struggle with those units if I didn’t complete the other 5.  I […]

Flippin’ Over…

This year we are being challenged as a staff to take on three goals.  One is based on the Strategic Directions, one is a team goal and the other is a personal goal.  My personal goal this year has been to Increase my knowledge and challenge my understanding of the flipped classroom to support teachers […]

Dear Horribly Inefficient Teacher…

This post is in response to a blog post I read a few weeks ago on Betchablog.  I have read this post every day for the last 2 weeks as I tried to find the best way to answer…  This is my response… Dear Horribly Inefficient Teacher, I used to think like you.  When I […]

#gafesummit My Biggest Takeaway Ever

I have had the opportunity to spend two days at the Brisbane Google Apps for Education Summit.  I have learnt so many things which no doubt I will continue to investigate over the next few weeks and months and no doubt will share some of it here.  I have had so many ideas with regards […]

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 […]

Thank You Teachers

With it being World Teacher Day on Friday in Australia (26th October) I thought I would reflect back over some of the teachers which stand out in my mind from when I was a student and why this was the case.  I know I haven’t left school all that long ago (97) however I feel […]

So YOU want to be a TEACHER!

I decided at some point that I wanted to be a teacher.  I’m not really sure why I decided to be a teacher BUT that is what I wanted to do.  My Dad sadly didn’t agree.  I came home from school in Year 9 after my first Business Studies class and told my parents that […]