Curriculum

Bury the HSC

Bury the HSC

The sooner the HSC is dumped the better. It has changed little since 1976. It has spawned a plethora or rules, regulations and requirements that have ripped the very heart and soul out of education.

End of the day

End of the day

A teacher’s desk at the end of the day. Books, pencils, scissors, laptop, cables, and a humongous toolbox. The end of a two week teaching cycle. TGIF.

Full throttle writing

Full throttle writing

Full throttle writing and high speed engagement can be a good start to any lesson. Settling students at the beginning of a lesson can be a challenge. Organisation is the key

More than money needed

More than money needed

“Asian children live in cultures that respect hard work and education. In contrast Australian children are encouraged in the weird expectation that all learning must be fun.”

Ancient speed dating

Ancient speed dating

Personas, occupations and social classes in ancient Pompeii. Speed dating was the backdrop for a lesson designed to encourage students to enhance their knowledge of society in Roman times.

Engaging the Internet

Engaging the Internet

Understand the Internet. Do not judge the Internet. Do not just use the Internet but engage with it. The Internet is not evil. It is simply the Internet.