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What we are modelling when we hit ‘like’.

Increasingly, I am finding a particular kind of post clogging up my feed. It is the, ‘like’ if you think the person in the photo is cute, pretty, beautiful etc. The images may be children or teens with or without … Continue reading

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Teachers Without Work – A Self-help Guide

End of January, Australia. Schools are returning for the new academic year; Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are a rash of ideas, advice seeking and photos of shiny, tidy classrooms. Supermarkets, shoe stores and stationers are in a Back to School … Continue reading

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STEAM – Get on Top!

STEAM is an extension of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). The A is for Arts. The inclusion of the latter is a logical step, as the others are very often linked to design, aesthetics and human usability.  There is a … Continue reading

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The Chaos Curve

I’ve been connecting like crazy with other educators through Twitter, following their blogs and links and generally having an inspiring time, learning from like-minded and not-so-like-minded people across the world. In one of my comments, I made a comment about … Continue reading

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Young children, movies and brain development; time for parents to take responsibility.

I often hear students in Years 4-7 talking about the movies they’ve seen. Ted is one that seems to come up a lot. The link is a discussion about how this movie has statistically become a ‘family movie’. In Australia, … Continue reading

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OSHC – Why I’ve changed my thinking

I used to feel a bit sad for the children who were still at out of school hours care (OSHC), an hour or two after school finished. I would imagine their sad faces as other kids were picked up by … Continue reading

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A short response to the SA Brighter Futures Blueprint

 I used to work in a support role in child protection. I left because of the frustrating lack of a holistic approach to child well-being; not enough funding, too many items in the ‘too hard’ box, too many agencies and stakeholders, … Continue reading

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