Category Archives: More Personal Posts

Update on Matthitude

I’m at somewhat of a critical point in my research. Data collection was completed around a month ago and now I’m into the hard number (or in my case interview and observation) crunching phase. Whilst I am maintaining activity on … Continue reading

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But WHY Are You Teaching Maths Ms?

I can hardly believe it: data collection is complete. It feels like only yesterday I was submitting (and resubmitting… and resubmitting…) my ethics application and now it’s all over! Eight interviews have been conducted and transcribed, numerous lessons have been … Continue reading

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Did I Pick the Wrong Topic? (and How to Eat an Elephant) Lamentations of a Research Student.

I must confess, sometimes I stare blankly at my blog wondering what on earth I’m going to write about this week. I set the aim of writing 500 words a week, every week, (well… most weeks) this year, and I … Continue reading

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Observation: useful for teachers and researchers

An integral element of my data collection process is observation. It’s hard to play favourites between my three methods (the other two being surveys and interviews), but observation made me excited in a different way. Not only is observation an … Continue reading

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The thrill of data collection: revelations and reflections from the field.

I had a bit of a shock this week: I love data collection. I know that I am prone to hyperbole, but in this case my statement is 100% accurate. I LOVE data collection and far more than I expected … Continue reading

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DCB (Data Collection Begins)!

In mid-2011 at the encouragement of my then school principal I enrolled in a Master of Education (Honours). I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do: to be honest when I started teaching I really just wanted to keep … Continue reading

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Reflections on My Time Curating EduTweetOz

I was extremely fortunate to be given the opportunity to host EduTweetOz Twitter account during the first school week for 2014. EduTweetOz provides an invaluable platform for collaboration amongst teachers, particularly those in rural/remote communities. Additionally, EduTweetOz facilitates teachers with … Continue reading

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Anorexia is not an adjective

To Whom It May Concern:

It was with great sadness and frustration that I read the article Housing Crisis by Louis Nowra in this weekend’s (25th Janurary) Good Weekend.

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In particular, I took great objection to Nowra’s description of arriving at a house ‘to be greet by an anoxeric [sic] woman.’ Anorexia is a mental illness; a medical condition.
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No post on Sundays

Well it’s not Sunday, but there’s not going to be an original post on Matthitude this week unfortunately! I’ve been hosting EduTweetOz, which I’ve enjoyed immensely. You can check out a storify of what I’ve been up to here, here … Continue reading

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Madeline Beveridge: Maths teacher, blogger and researcher

Originally posted on Edutweetoz:
Madeline Beveridge will be taking over the reigns of EduTweetOz on the evening of Sunday, January 26, following an inspiring week from primary principal, Jason Borton. She’s been keeping a blog, Mathitude for the last 6…

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