Do you ever find yourself just talking to your class, continuing an explanation perhaps or re-explaining a task, just because it’s quiet and you feel the need to talk to them? I do, and I need to stop. Continue reading Sometimes the Teacher Just Needs to Stop Talking
At the beginning of the year I like to get to know my students a little bit. Developing a good rapport with them is vital to enhancing their learning throughout the year. When you can relate to each student on an individual level, you are better able to differentiate and provide individualised learning experiences. Continue reading Getting To Know My Students
This is it! You’ve worked your butt off and graduated, scored a job, and now you’re about to begin the journey of an actual teacher. Congratulations!
Last week our Year 10 Science Extension classes visited the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens for a specially designed curriculum-expansion day. We had just finished a space unit (which is not given enough curriculum time in my opinion!), and many of these students are going on to Biology next year. I wanted to show them the wonders of space in the unique setting of the planetarium show, which is about as immersive as we can get without actually being in space. I also wanted to expose them to some of the topics they would be learning about next year in Biology. Continue reading From Ancient Plants to the Whole Universe
Last week I received an incredibly exciting email – I have been accepted into the STEM X Academy for January next year! Continue reading STEM X Academy