A classroom management blog with a difference

rp_blog2.jpgAfter a lot of thought I have decided to jump into the blogging world…I wanted to make sure that this wasn’t going to be just another thing to cram into my already over busy life.  But eventually the frustration of the lack of decent and relevant content on the net has convinced me to do something to change that. (If you know of any great blogs that provide consistently great content please let me know)

I have read countless articles and blogs on various topics relating to teaching, classroom management, student motivation, communicating with the next generation (generation Y, and generation Z), lots on student engagement in the 21st centaury…the problem a lot of what is out there is written by beginning teachers who are writing as part of their reflection, or people who have not been in the classroom for years and are therefore not really able to speak into the daily struggles of a teacher.

A lot of what is out there is written by beginning teachers who are writing as part of their reflection, or people who have not been in the classroom for years and are therefore not really able to speak into the daily struggles of a teacher.

Hopefully this blog will go some way to providing incredibly valuable information about what is actually working from a teacher who has over 10 years experience.  I will primarily focus on classroom management, student engagement and student motivation, with a few other interesting bits in between.

A lot of the information will come out of the professional development courses I run for teachers in Australia (and increasingly around the world), but am also hoping that over time a community will begin to form that will ultimately drive the content and discussion.

So let’s get started!

Leave me a comment with you question or suggestion below.

Office Lens app: An essential tool for your teacher toolkit

The Office Lens App, available on all mobile platforms is an amazing tool.
At a basic level, you can capture notes, whiteboard notes and so on, but it’s integration with both Microsoft and Google allow you to take this tool to another level.

In this office lens example you will see how you can take a printed worksheet and turn it into an editable worksheet in under a minute.

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Student Data Security & Google Apps For Education

There have been a few articles in the media lately about Google’s use of student data and whether they mine data from their Google Apps for Education accounts. I have put together a few resources and links below to help you answer questions from teachers, parents and students.

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LearnBytes episode #6 – Michelle Bowditch: Do these 4 things when facing uncertainty or frustration

Samantha is joined by Michelle Bowditch, the founder of Door 20A and a Tech Lover, Educator Connecter & Advocate for Executive Assistants.

In her race against the clock, Michelle shares the 4 things you can do when facing uncertainty or frustration – even with little things like tech problems! We also hear some great podcast recommendations & a handy tip for planning your podcast listening.

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