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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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The American Community School-Amman was fortunate to host education consultant, accomplished keynote speaker and Youtuber, Paul Anderson.
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
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
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... ; )
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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