Learning From a Distance

This is going to be the first in a series of posts around the theme of “Learning from a Distance“ The world is a changed place. The global pandemic means that schools, playgrounds, and sports facilities are closed, the world over. There are no face to face interactions, apart from the people who we (may)Continue reading “Learning From a Distance”

Campfire Collaborations

One of the the things that we do as teachers is tell stories. We share so many stories on a daily basis. It is what we do as teachers. It does not matter on the type of stories that we share. Short stories, long stories, real stories, made up stories. You name it we tellContinue reading “Campfire Collaborations”

Taking time to document and amplify reflections

As teachers we value our time. Our time is one of the things that is always limiting in our job. There is never enough time in our day. The list of things to do is ever growing. Some days it is hard to fit in going to the toilet or grabbing a coffee. But there isContinue reading “Taking time to document and amplify reflections”

Surround yourself with good people

What is the one thing that will make a huge difference to you and your practice over the coming school year?  Well, more than likely it is the people that you surround yourself with. Take a time to have a think… Who are the people who are going to push your thinking? Who are theContinue reading “Surround yourself with good people”

Travelling Tales – Amplification

Travelling Tales was my COETAIL course 5 final project. I can’t believe that it all started in November 2016. Time really has flown by. Travelling Tales has grown and grown in the past 8 months and has allowed students in my class to create meaningful and purposeful global collaborations. Not only has it created connections for myContinue reading “Travelling Tales – Amplification”

Alike…curiosity, creativity and schools

“We’re all born curious, creative and imaginative.”  These are the words of Tony Wagner, who has promoted educational innovation through his work with Harvard University, Keynote speeches and books. As babies we are finding out how things works. Why do babies put paper ( or any thing for that matter) in their mouth? It isContinue reading “Alike…curiosity, creativity and schools”

What makes a school?

Is it the building or the school’s ethos or it’s Mission Statement? Is it the Curriculum or is it the equipment in the building? What is the thing that really matters…People. People are the best resource for any school in the whole world (or any other organisation for that matter). As George Couros explains People areContinue reading “What makes a school?”

Taking time to notice…blue

How many times in a day do we see the colour blue? Other than sky, there really isn’t much in nature that is inherently a vibrant blue. It’s not a colour that you instantly notice. That is certainly because rather amazingly blue is a relatively new colour. Until relatively recently in human history, “blue” didn’t exist,Continue reading “Taking time to notice…blue”

Sharing…a teachers imperative

We are able to share thoughts and ideas about anything and everything with the click of a button. It is so easy to share these days and we all do it. We share our thoughts about a variety of subject areas from the weather, the food we are eating, music we are listening to, filmsContinue reading “Sharing…a teachers imperative”

Travelling Tales -A COETAIL Course 5 Final Project

Travelling Tales When creating this video, I thought it would be challenging to make 10 minutes’ worth of video content. As it is the video is over 10 minutes and there is still things that I did not put in! How did that happen? I think my project really helped me! Essentially the project isContinue reading “Travelling Tales -A COETAIL Course 5 Final Project”