Over the last three weeks I have been experimenting with Edmodo, a social learning network which enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication. While most schools have some form of online learning management system (LMS), Edmodo boasts streamlined communication with students, colleagues, and parents,
I am currently teaching science and biology at a high school in the UK and see 13 different classes from … Read more
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
Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with the online software ‘Stile’ which engages students in flipped learning activities which can be easily modified for each class.This software was incredibly beneficial for my teaching to improve classroom workflow, differentiate teaching pedagogy and provide feedback to students. From my experience I have found that
I am currently teaching a unit on waves and have stumbled across some incredible videos which I have found to be especially useful in the classroom. In this post I’d like to share some of the best videos which worked well with my classes:
How animals see the world. This is a great ‘starter video’ to stimulate student interest:
Refraction. This is a nice explanation that links refraction with the