I have just finished reading David Sousa’s ‘Mind, brain and education’. This publication unites leading researches from around the globe in the emerging science of educational neuroscience. In this book, these experts share their knowledge of how the brain functions and develops to explore the fields implications for pedagogy and the classroom.
In this post I would like to share some personal highlights from the book which resonated with … Read more
As we move towards the end of the school year, students at Norwood Morialta High School are preparing for subject selections for 2017.
Over the last few weeks during my teaching placement at the school, I have worked closely with a class of year 8 students as they prepare for career interview day. For this day, each student has been preparing a ten minute presentation to their parent or carer … Read more
Laptops and personal devices are unquestionably useful tools for modern classrooms. In the 21st century digital technology lies at the heart of how information is consumed, how knowledge is created and how people communicate with each other.
Based on my teaching experience this year in South Australia, I have seen both the positive and negative implications of today’s screen centred classrooms. While the positive aspects of technology in the classroom … Read more
Each year National Reconciliation Week, held between 27 May and 3 June, is dedicated to growing respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation journey.
Today at Kadina Memorial School, all students gathered to share a minute silence … Read more
Yesterday the Kadina Memorial School closed down early for teachers to get together in Network Learning Groups (NLG’s). Each group discussed a various aspect of teaching and learning with a focus on either the Australian professional teaching standards or the Australian curriculum standards. Teachers from nearby schools such as Port Broughton and Moonta all joined in the discussion.
The group I joined discussed improving pedagogy through action research. Action research … Read more