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What is gamification?

That’s a really good question, but nobody seems sure. Some people will tell you that you can gamify any lesson simply through adding rewards: points, badges, even tangible rewards like chocolate or bonus marks… 720 more words

Four Simple Rules to Stop Wasting Time at Football Staff Meetings

Four Simple Rules to Stop Wasting Time at Football Staff Meetings
  1. No end goal = no meeting

Every meeting should include a brief and clearly defined objective before ever getting scheduled and everyone attending the meeting should clearly understand this end goal. 850 more words


Stop Asking For Permission!

I  stumbled upon this great quote tonight:

“If you want to achieve greatness,
stop asking for permission.”

It stopped me in my tracks. After giving it the ‘ol two thumbs up, I sat and thought about it for a little while.  332 more words


2014 Captivate Strings Chamber Concert - St Finbar's Catholic Church Glenbrook

On Sunday November 9th 2014, our Captivate String Orchestra, Parramatta Marist High Chamber Orchestra and our Captivate Staff Chamber Orchestra performed works by Caccini, Bach, Purcell, Smetana, Dvorak to a very appreciative and sizable audience in the beautiful setting of St Finbar’s Catholic Church Glenbrook. 619 more words

Intrinsic Motivation

Motivation, Attention and Metacognition: Playing the “whole game”!

According to Perkins (2009), playing the “whole game” is not about finding the right answers or explaining and justifying your learning. Playing the “whole game” involves curiosity, discovery, creativity and camaraderie. 800 more words

From Humble Beginnings

We’ve all seen this awe inspiring images of horrendous days on the bike, but there is just something about the professionals, they do it with such grace and in such inhuman ways. 159 more words