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Just a Teacher

While out for dinner tonight, there was a lady sitting at a table close to ours. I could hear parts of their conversation, and one phrase struck me to the core. 854 more words

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Mindfulness in the Classroom?

This morning I read an article that got me thinking all day. The article is about a school that replaced ‘detention’ with ‘meditation’ (give it a read!). 329 more words

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When Plan B Goes Wrong

One of the first things you learn as a teacher is to have a backup plan in case your lesson doesn’t go the way you are expecting it to. 1,432 more words

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Returning to Australian Teaching

After a month off travelling around the UK and Europe, it was time to pack up, sell up, and ship home.

I was lucky enough to score a short contract back at my original school in Brisbane, so I didn’t have to worry about trying to find work as soon as I got back. 743 more words

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Authentic Science

“Authentic” science learning is generally considered to be a good thing that might help engage students who are otherwise not interested in science. But … what makes science education authentic?  1,561 more words

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On Monday I made the trip to York to go to the science teach meet hosted by the University of York Science Education Group ( 231 more words


A New Tool for Teachers and Principals from STEM Institute

If you are looking for clear evidence that a classroom, including your own, is on its way to becoming inquiry-based, NGSS aligned, and just plain supportive of students developing their science and engineering skills, ask yourself these questions… 911 more words