Alpacas with Maracas cover

Each year in Australia a picture book is chosen for a mass ‘read in’ otherwise known as the National Simultaneous Storytime, where at 11am on this day up to 1 million children are reading the same book at the same time. This year the Australian Library and Information Association has chosen Alpacas With Maracas. Alpacas With Maracas is the book chosen by for 2019. Written by Matt Cosgrove the storyRead More →

Learning for Sustainability Conference

Keynote: Peter Hutton Peter Hutton is the Director of the Future Schools Alliance and Past Principal of Templestowe College. Peter’s strength is transformational insight and HOW to implement change in schools. Peter was appointed Principal of Templestowe College in 2009. It was a “broken” school with just 286 local students and 23 Year 7s. Today, Templestowe College has over 1,150 students and has recently been recognised as one of theRead More →

If you are looking to connect to other classrooms and teachers, from around the world, then this resource might be very helpful. Edublogs update their list of classroom blogs every six months or so. The update for May 2019 is now current. This is will prove to be a valuable resource for EdTech teachers. Entries can be filtered to include things such as Year Levels, Countries, Twitter handles, and whetherRead More →

Estimation180 colourful art blocks

This morning on my way to work I had the perfect opportunity to listen to a brand new podcast about education. “So what?” I can hear you say. There are so many education podcasts in the market these days – and yes, I am wary of some of them too. However, this one is different. This one is Andrew Stadel, math guru, talking about yep, maths. But in a cool,Read More →

The biennial Arts Learning Festival celebrates the importance of the arts in education. Independent Schools Victoria, representing almost 220 schools, hosts the festival, and we invite all schools from all sectors to take part. The program reflects our festival theme of ‘unlimited imagination’, and has deep connections to the classroom, allowing educators to use the festival to deliver the curriculum. 3 days with over 30 events, performances and interactive workshopsRead More →

Professional Development for teachers is an important part of the career path. No person ever walks into a classroom knowing everything there is to know about the curriculum, the students or even the equipment that they are going to use. Teachers will often go to sessions about any of these areas. However, courses can be prohibitive either through cost or location. Fortunately, sites like Udemy can now be used toRead More →

I recently wrote a review of ClassHook, a site that allows educators t to target specific outcome and intentions using video clips from popular TV shows and movies. In a way to keep improving their service, ClassHook has just introduced a feature called ‘Personal Clips’. Introducing Personal Clips by ClassHook Personal Clips allow you to collate videos from all over the internet rather than just from the ClassHook repository. ThisRead More →

Sydney Royal Easter Show

From: https://www.eastershow.com.au/Education_Programs/teacher-professional-development/ Secondary school teachers are invited to a 4 hour training day to participate in interactive sessions full of practical activities to help you incorporate ‘paddock to plate’ and ‘field to fibre’ concepts into your pedagogy. NOTE: Due to popular demand, a second workshop date has been announced! (17th April SOLD OUT) Includes workshop, entry to the show + public transport PLUS a complimentary ticket to return to theRead More →

learning disabilities jo boaler

Time Magazine published an article by Jo Bolar and Tanya Lamar entitled A Better Way To Teach Students with Learning Disabilities on 29th February 2019. Below is a summary of how they contend that a mind shift is needed by teachers and schools so that students can move from a disability to a difference. This article appeared in Time Magazine and was published online at A Better Way to TeachRead More →