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    My Mission Statement!

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="278"] Photo credit: Planet Minecraft[/caption]   Firstly, I would like to apologize to one and all for this rant; and it is most definitely ‘a rant’. The crux of my rant will centre on this dri
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    Making Sense of NGSS with Paul Anderson

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo credit: http://i.imgur.com/tgpCC8i.gif[/caption] The American Community School-Amman was fortunate to host education consultant, accomplished keynote speaker and Youtuber, Paul Anderson. Paul
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    Scare 'Em Straight! Or Maybe Not...

    Thinking about how we teach children digital citizenship skills and in particular those regarding issues such as cyber-bullying, plagiarism, copyright infringement, digital footprint... I have been reminded of how I was taught about these kind of iss
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    Course 1 Final Project

    When I first started Course 1 I casually clicked through the different weeks to get an idea of what lay ahead. I looked at the final project and began thinking about what I might do for it. At this point in my Coetail journey I was convinced that the
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    Me (Dan) and the (maths) Masters of the Universe

    First off; apologies for the terrible puns in the title of this blog. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Secondly.; I can't believe I actually found a title image with both He-Man and maths included! The Internet is truly life changing... ; )
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    A Classroom Without Walls

    Last week I was flicking through Twitter and I saw the image above. It is a school in The Netherlands who were combating a tuberculosis outbreak by setting up their classrooms outside. It reminded me of something that Shelley Wright had mentioned i
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    Changing Rooms

    When I started looking into the Coetail course and exploring the possibility of actually doing it, I was under the impression that it would be entirely about technology. Specifically, how I do/don't use it and how I can use it more effectively. La
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    My 19th Century Classroom?

    I started off thinking that this week's blog post on how my thoughts are changing would predominantly be centered around how I use technology in my classroom and year group. However, as I read the different articles such as Andrew Churches on Blo
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    Headlines & Deadlines: the Game!

    For my Course 4 final project (and, eventually, the Course 5 culminating project), I hope to work on redesigning the journalism program at TAS. I am in a unique position for this project because, as the only journalism teacher at TAS, I have almost c
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    Light it Up

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDcFryDXQ7U I’m currently reading a book (for fun!) called Lit Up by a journalist named David Denby. He’s not an educator, nor does he claim to have educational expertise, but as an educator, I am completely ent
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    PE-based learning: The perfect combination

    In my previous post I discussed the importance of learning process over content knowledge. It seems that whether it be project-based, challenge-based, or problem-based learning models, all three attempt to achieve the same goal: to provide students w
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    Integral Integration

    Hi, Wow that break went quick!! The holiday always seems so long at the beginning but all of a sudden your looking at your school bag thinking..."Do I really have to pick you up tomorrow??!" Anyway we move onto course 4 of COETAIL and I think the
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    Engagement and Learning

    In this instalment I want to respond with some thoughts I had about an excerpt from Eric Sheninger's book UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids. Reading this excerpt reminded me of the advice of one of my past principals. He was