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Professional Growth

This is the sixth part of my Reflection Series – a self-reflection of my year teaching in the UK.

What is one way that you grew professionally this year? 366 more words

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Please Remember This About Me

This is the tenth part of my Reflection Series – a self-reflection of my year teaching in the UK.

What do you hope your students remember most about you as a teacher? 541 more words

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Shattering the Glass Wall

I’d like to share something very powerful with you all today.

In a previous post I mentioned how a student of mine had written an absolutely incredible poem. 142 more words

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From Ancient Plants to the Whole Universe

Last week our Year 10 Science Extension classes visited the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens for a specially designed curriculum-expansion day. We had just finished a space unit (which is not given enough curriculum time in my opinion!), and many of these students are going on to Biology next year. 1,192 more words

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When You Hit Your Head at School

On Monday at lunch time, I bent down in the staffroom kitchen to put some paper towel in the bin. On the way up, I bashed my head into the corner of a cupboard, right on my temple. 1,008 more words

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Positive Micro - reflections on yoga and language

The prefix “micro” has gotten a bad rap. Nobody wants a boss who “micromanages”. “Micro-aggressions” are committed by culturally insensitive boors. Most of us meet “micro” in science class when the… 196 more words

Mindfulness - Finding the Positives

As you may have seen in a previous post, I am currently doing a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. Last week our mindfulness assignment was to find at least one positive thing each day and explore how it affected us. 1,499 more words

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