I designed a 2-part assessment item for our year 8 science classes – it worked really well!
As educators, I believe it is so important to not get stuck in a pedagogy rut. This year I did something I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years – host a pre-service (or student) teacher.
Looking back on the year, it is important to recognise the things you accomplished and are proud of.
It was such an odd experience to be a true learner again! I didn’t know a whole heap about the topics in the course (hence why I was doing it), and I’ve never done an online course before, so I was quite new to the whole experience. What I discovered was a little bit of a surprise.
What an odd feeling to be the learner again!
So we’ve done it, come to the end of another term. It brings such an odd range of emotions with it – relief and worry are top of my list. What a roller-coaster!
Writing lines is an age-old consequence for poor behaviour. Math teacher Ian Clapham was tired of using simple, non-expressive sentences, and has devised a list of alternative lines that he likes to use when students are reflecting on their poor…
In a job that is so complex and sometimes difficult, it is nice to have colleagues who make the days that little bit brighter.