Saturday, September 7, 2019

As I entered the storm of Inquiry Learning, I went in search of different perspectives which may serve to 'clear the weather' with regards to my research question “Inquiry-based learning in secondary schools: implications for teacher professional development”.

My search...

Saturday, September 7, 2019

When seeking out a storm, a map is essential to ensure you avoid dead-end streets, unsealed roads, or going against traffic down a one-way street. To make my journey into inquiry learning as efficient as possible, a mind map was essential in exploring search possibilit...

Saturday, September 7, 2019

I love a good Queensland summer. Hot, sunny days at the beach, coconut-scented sunscreen, fish and chips and salt-laden hair; a combination that has me grinning from ear to ear!

Whilst it’s the fine, summer days that I live for, they’re even better after a prolonged per...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Traditionally, formal educational institutions have held the power of knowledge and, thus, have been relied upon for the development of knowledge and understanding about any given topic. Be it structured educational courses that lead to formal qualifications, expert-le...

Monday, April 8, 2019

With the advent of globalisation and the ever-changing world of technology, the skills required for successful participation in the labour market have shifted, with formal education settings struggling to keep pace (Davis & Fullerton, 2016). Whilst “Educational researc...

Thursday, January 10, 2019

It's likely you've heard about the latest craze sweeping education at the moment - you know the one - the breakout room in a box. Well, as is the norm with me, I couldn't resist adding it to my bag of tricks!

Yep, I'm taking about BreakoutEdu; the game that combines box...

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ever had a rogue colleague? The one that has their own agenda regardless of the curriculum. What about the new grad? The one that needs a confidence boost as they wade their way through behaviour management strategies and new content. Or the disengaged teacher? You kno...

Sunday, July 10, 2016

I often get strange looks when I'm at a tech conference. You know the situation - the one where you're sitting in a room full of thousands (none of whom you know) and the lovely teacher next to you decides to break the ice. Without fail, "Which school are you from?" is...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably used, or know someone who uses, Kahoot (visit for more info). The anticipation-building ‘learning game’ is most often used by teachers as an extrinsic motivator; a reward at the end of a lesson and a...

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Ever had that overzealous student at the front of the know, the one who constantly volunteers their energy? And what about that kid that couldn't sit still? The one who constantly had to be 'doing' or you'd lost them? Now imagine that nightmare combination of the two...a kid who is desperate to learn and always has to be taking on new challenges? That nightmare child is me.

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