• The Future of Education

    In Australia, and indeed the rest of the world, the future of education is being hotly debated. It seems like everyone from bureaucrats, to teachers and even parents and community members all have an opinion on what the future of education will look like in the next twenty years.  Yet looking at the future of […]

  • The future of emerging technology and it’s effect on our students

    I came across the following info-graphic from the fast company website this morning which made me think about the future of emerging technology and it’s effect on our students. You will see that the picture is broken up into different fields such as artificial intelligence, biotech, minerals, space etc. Here are some interesting predictions about what role technology will play in […]

  • What Does Colour Sound Like?

    A month ago I wrote a post about teaching students how to think. The main point of that post was that teachers need to be aware that not only do we teach our students WHAT to think (facts and figures) but also HOW to think (thought processes). The problem is that in doing so, we can […]

  • Five Educational Videos To Get You Thinking

    I love educational videos that make me think. Below are five educational videos that will make you think about how you relate to your students as well as how you respond to pressure.

  • Interactive Teaching Conference Reflections

    This week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the interactive teaching and learning conference in Sydney. Here are some of the interesting thoughts and ideas I came across during the conference:

  • The Power of a 30 day challenge

    I’m hopping on the 30 day challenge band wagon: here’s why… Have you ever set a New Years resolution?  How long did it last? If you are like most people the answer would be less than six days! I came across this great Ted Talk this week by Matt Cutts about the power of a thirty […]

  • How to Easily Organise Your Google Research Using Google Docs

    Did you know that you can organise your Google research using Google Docs? **UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POST available here. In the new version of this post, learn how to use the Google Docs Explore tool to help students develop their research skills** Everyone knows that Google is an amazing search engine that allows you […]

  • Teaching Our Students How To Think

    One of the downsides of teaching is that in the process of educating our students about facts and figures we are also teaching our students how to think. For most teachers their initial response would be to not give this a second thought.  However I wonder if this might be one of the greatest long […]

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