What a Load of Rubbish – S.A. ‘Leading The Way’

In South Australia, the culture of recycling dates back as far as the 1800’s with bottles being voluntarily returned to the drink manufacturers in order for the bottles to be re-used. In 1977, the container deposit legislation was put in place and in 2009 plastic bags were been banned from supermarket checkouts. This has put […]

Pear Deck for Active Engagement

Last year I came across, via twitter, an online presentation medium that lets the teacher present content live while viewing student responses from the phone and having anonymous student responses via the classroom projector. It’s called Pear Deck and it aims to make the live classroom more engaging and fun while not impeding on the […]

6 Benefits of Transcendental Meditation (and How You Can Get Started Today)

I use meditation to start most of my classes and this year will aim to embark upon my first learning in this area. Check it out. 6 Benefits of Transcendental Meditation (and How You Can Get Started Today) http://flip.it/ZSvqL Helping you find your work life balance.

Experimenting With Routine (Greeting Class)

This is a delayed response to a simple experiment I conducted with my new Year 7 class last year after experiencing a less than enjoyable entry into class, in week 2. I only see this class three lessons a week so every moment I spend with them is important. As we, in Australia, are starting […]

5 Tips For Better Sleep

I have been considering recently the amount of time I spend in front of a screen at night time and how this might negatively impact my sleep. This was brought about after becoming restless one night before bed and sleeping poorly as a result. When I looked back, the most notable difference in my preparation […]