Blog time rolls around for term 1, 2022. Over my years at St Luke's, I've had to write a just a couple of blogs. In 2018 I published Into the Deep as my first blog where I reflected on the wild journey I was about to embark on. Over the 2019 break I had the … Continue reading Bliss out on Learning
As part of our blogging process for this year, we were asked to reflect on 5 questions based on the year that was. What is something you individually accomplished this year that you are proud of? This year I'm really proud of my team. We worked really hard to adapt, change and work together especially … Continue reading #2021 the year that was.
This blog follows on from a 2020 blog you can read here. Dear World, You'd think us teachers would be used to it, right? Adapting on a day to day basis is how we go about our work, differentiating on the fly and making split second decisions. But here I am in NSW heading into … Continue reading A letter from a teacher 2.0
This is the link to the presentation completed as part of our inquiry unit into an aspect of contemporary literacy. Through this work we have discovered needs within our students and this will continue to be a priority within our classroom.
I wrote this reflection during our 2020 staff spirituality day and came across it again recently. _______________________ I was recently asked to reflect on my image of God causing this slightly different blog post. As I sat in a large room, people shared about how their image had been sculpted over time to form their … Continue reading Whose image is it anyway?
This year I have commenced training to become a mathematics specialist teacher, specifically called an Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) teacher. Through this program there has been a requirement to engage in professional reading. One of the professional readings came from the Richard Skemp, Relational Understanding or Instrumental Understanding (1976). This reading struck me for a … Continue reading Relational Understanding or Instrumental Understanding
Extending mathematical understanding (EMU) is a mathematical intervention program utilised in a number of dioceses around Australia. The aim of the program is to accelerate student growth while diagnosing students' mathematical difficulties Gervasoni (2012). In the past five weeks I have been getting to know my stage two students for the year but also getting … Continue reading A new year, a new role.
2020 blogs are wrapping up for the year and oh what a journey it has been. When I think back to writing 3's a charm at the start of the year it feels like an absolute lifetime ago. In March Covid-19 rolled around and I reflected by writing A Letter From a Teacher as our … Continue reading Oh What a Year!
There's times throughout your teaching career that people show you resources or websites which really blow your mind. You vow that they are the resources that you'll use everyday. But eventually, in the business of everyday they often get left behind. Here are the resources that have assisted me in 2020. Into The Book This … Continue reading When you know better… you do better! 6 resources that have impacted on my teaching or classroom in 2020
Does the fear of someone watching you teach send chills down your spine? What about co-teaching beside someone that has much more expertise than you? Something that the St Luke's philosophy has always been founded on is a coaching model for teachers. This has meant that instructional coaches are employed with a smaller teaching load … Continue reading You want to watch me teach!? I’m not ready!