Category Archives: Discussion

Hour of Code

What great fun we have had these past weeks. The whole school were treated (my opinion, shared by many) to an immersion in computing. “An hour is not enough,” was a common complaint from year 3 – year 6. Using … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Phonics

Just had my 1st formal, external officer, observation. The context was one of school improvement where all teaching staff were being observed to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching of reading across the school. Guided reading, English and phonics were … Continue reading

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Child led learning

This makes so much sense it’s crazy. Thanks Stephen Heppell

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Sir Ken: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

I am posting this because I was reminded of the clarity of Sir Ken’s message last night when I sat up and watched a live stream from the Blue School in America – an innovative and creative team of educators … Continue reading

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First Files Fixed

I have just had my Uni core subject files reviewed and I am pleased to report that all was well. It would seem that I have demonstrated a good level of professional engagement with the subjects and reflected effectively on … Continue reading

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Technology is magic

Found this through TED on twitter and think that this guy is truly creative. Which came first I wonder, the illusion or the technology?

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