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Support a Parent, Build a Community

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 in Professional Blog

Support a Parent, Build a Community

When schools and families form one, cohesive community, we can raise our children together. We can lean on each other and share our expertise. This parenting workshop represents my values and research as an educator who cares deeply about the wellbeing of every family in my school.

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Augmented Reality: Student Work Comes To Life!

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 in Professional Blog

Augmented Reality: Student Work Comes To Life!

Aurasma is an exciting tool for enhancing student inquiries. In these examples, augmented reality allowed students to synthesise their understanding and provide the audience with greater insight into the learning products on display.

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Furniture & Finances: Is this my job now?

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 in Professional Blog

Furniture & Finances: Is this my job now?

Managerial skill and attention to detail impact student learning in schools. These are not my strengths! I am more interested in curriculum, pedagogy and community. It’s time to learn about daily school management, as I prepare for my first principalship.

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How to Teach the Perfect Student

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in Professional Blog

How to Teach the Perfect Student

The perfect student has a lot to learn! Teachers must practise effective differentiation to ensure that capable students are thriving, not coasting. Here are my tips for transforming successful students into autonomous learners.

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Building a Culture of Blogging

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 in Professional Blog

Building a Culture of Blogging

In a culture of blogging, children believe that learning should be shared, students control the message and classrooms are connected to the world.

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At the Movies: Green-Screens Transform Student Learning

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Professional Blog

At the Movies: Green-Screens Transform Student Learning

Through movies, students construct meaning and communicate understanding with great creative freedom. With the addition of green-screen technology, students learn to select images discerningly and write sophisticated scripts to complement, explain or engage with background media.

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