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Using Canva to create posters

Over the Christmas holidays I was feeling highly motivated to do something ‘school related’  but also just wanted to something that was more along the lines of busy work, rather than, say, planning my lessons for term one. I was … Continue reading

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Flipped learning: it’s not all “WooTube”

Over the Easter long weekend a spate of articles about Flipped Learning were published. Eddie Woo’s profile as the “Kim Kardashian of the maths teaching world” (Adam Spencer), was further enforced, with appearances in articles by the Sydney Morning Herald … Continue reading

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Index cards: a not-so-novel approach

So the title for this post is clearly a little tongue in cheek – Carl Linnaeus invented the Index Card in the 1760s, and they’ve had a wide number of applications since then, including to education. On twitter tonight, though, … Continue reading

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NAPLAN: The Assessment that needs Assessing

NAPLAN has been back in the headlines again recently (although, when is it every really OUT of the headlines?): this time in response to a senate inquiry investigating concerns NAPLAN is damaging to student and teacher wellbeing and creating a … Continue reading

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“Self-Regulated Learning:” Just Another Buzz Word?

Self-regulated learning (along with ‘life-long learning’) is one of those buzz words that I hear all the time but was never really sure what it meant. I stumbled, somehow, across some research relating to self-regulated learning (SRL) and quickly realised it was actually pretty relevant to my study, and that I should probably include some information about SRL in my dissertation. The purpose of today’s blog post is to explore SRL in a little detail in addition to outlining how to develop SRL and the benefits of SRL.

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Thinking about Metacognitating…but what is it, how do I do it, and why?

Metacognition is a key theme in my research and something I’m really interested in. I’ve recently spent some time revisiting the literature to strengthen my understanding of the topic, and it’s left me feeling really revitalised and reinvigorated about how … Continue reading

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The Case for Constructivism in Mathematics Cassrooms

I recently had some feedback on my post criticising Minster for Education Christopher Pyne (Pyne a Pain for Education in Australia).The comment suggested that many schools had taken the constructivist approach to teaching and learning too far, as a result, … Continue reading

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Back to blogging

The trouble with doing a research degree at uni is that you don’t really conform to the normal uni breaks. Consequently, I either have breaks by ‘accident’ (when I realise after a day, or two… or a week, or two… … Continue reading

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Being a ‘good teacher’ not a sufficient reason to remain in teaching

Recently I’ve been wrangling with the notion of whether I should remain in teaching. I went through this process last year, although for different reasons. At the end of 2012 I was finishing up my second year of full-time teaching. … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again: time to set some goals for 2014!

With PISA results released this week, and the academic year finishing up, I was thrust into a rather introspective mood. With much of the media reporting focusing on what teachers and education are doing wrong, I began to contemplate what … Continue reading

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