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New NSW syllabus

The New South Wales Higher School Certificate syllabus has been given a radical overhaul for the first time in 16 years, with a renewed focus on “rigour, thoroughness and depth” in classic learning areas and major changes in year 12 science and history teaching. 93 more words


Is year 12 worth it? High school students battle pressures after self-documenting final year

Year 12 has long been placed on a pedestal as the gateway to tertiary education and the promises of careers and development that go with it. 56 more words


Technology Ideas: Padlet

Over the last two weeks I have been doing my best to bring more technology in to my classroom. This is something that is greatly emphasized at my school, and yet I still struggle with it. 677 more words

Music Education

The Road Back to Positivity

I haven’t posted in a while now. Partly this is because school has kept me immensely busy, but it’s also partly down to the fact that my mood has been a little like a rollercoaster lately and I just haven’t had the energy or good-will required to write about teaching alongside doing it. 772 more words


Digital Storytelling Unit Plan

As the EDUC 566 requirement of my master’s program in General Studies of Education, I enrolled in Dr. Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s ENG 3021: Digital Storytelling class for the Spring 2016 semester. 347 more words

6 Reasons Why My Students Watch a TED Talk Every Tuesday

1. It teaches my students the things that I can’t.

Thanks to TED, you literally have the top mentors in the world at your fingertips. In English, we are learning about how our relationships with others impact our identity? 796 more words


Skip the Book Report: Try these Creative Projects Instead

Book Reports area  common sight, still, in many classrooms, including secondary classes.  They’re easy to implement, for both whole-class reading, but also for the increase in small-group or individual book choice selections. 576 more words