A new beginning? 1

I got a notification today saying that I have been accepted into the Graduate Entry Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) today. At Charles Sturt University, via Distance Education. Should be good. Yes, it looks like I’m taking the path to a teacher. I like to think that it’s a path I’ve been on already, and this ...

The perils of being devoted to teaching

I’m not even there yet, though I believe I am heading in that direction, but always I see online teachers I know and respect (from Yammer/Twitter land) and get both their excitement for the profession but also their frustration and concern. I see how hard and how long most of them work, how they’re marking ...

Limping to the finish line…

Only a few days left of the term and I feel like I can hardly make it. The hours I’m keeping aren’t helping, so I’m tired as anything… but the energy level and enthusiasm is hardly there either. There’s just too much not happening, too many things not happening how I’d like them, and too ...

I took some time today to teach Lachie…

I took some time today to teach Lachie...
I took some time today to teach Lachie a bit of stop motion animation. He’s only 3, so I didn’t expect him to get far or have much patience, but he was a quick learner… After a short time he got the idea, how to move objects, how to keep your hands out of shot. ...

Happy birthday to… me! 1

Happy birthday to... me!
Went to bed too late, woke up too late, but hey, today is my birthday 🙂 Not a lot said about it at home… due to our usual morning insanity, and I rolled up to work at the end of assembly… to discover I had missed a general announcement to the whole school! That’s okay, ...

Tonight’s Q&A on Education

Well… that was an experience I’m still winding down from. Because of my complete lack of bedroom TV reception I watched the News 24 web stream, and realised halfway through that it was about 2-minutes behind the Twitter feed! No matter… there wasn’t much too it really. Not particularly substantial, really. Christopher Pyne was as ...

Assignments…

Helped Will finish a school assignment today. I took him up to my school where I had some things to finish, and he could get some quiet time. Didn’t help that much as leave him with a computer and there’s distractions galore… but he got the work done. He did it in Google Drive — ...

Community minded

Did a number of community minded things today: went to a seminar on helping children recover from trauma after bushfires and other trauma. Seems a necessary thing, good advice to hear. I went to our sons’ parent/teacher night and learned a lot, and I’m glad to say, taught them a lot two. Hopefully doing some ...

#QandA and political theatre

So another Monday night and another Q & A torrent of chatter on Twitter. I have watched it from time to time but usually I just don’t both — it’s televised political theatre, it’s the Crossfire debacle that Jon Stewart complained about years ago, the competition where everyone yells the loudest, even on Twitter. But ...

The difficult leap to BYOD

The difficult leap to BYOD
Had a great time at the Matron’s Ball in town last night (as you could see from the previous post), but there was an interesting revelation I had when I was out. A lot of the teachers at my school were there as well, and unsurprisingly they all had phones out, taking pics, comparing pics, ...
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