Create the whitespace in your day

Image source: Unsplash.com It's often not till we have a real break that we appreciate the frenetic pace that we live our lives at. Normal is high paced, stress-laden and tension filled. We bounce from meeting to teaching to email to reporting and everything else in between. Time as a resource is stretched to capacity... Continue Reading →

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Take your learning to the stratosphere with flow

After about ten minutes of thought, I began to lose myself in the variations. It is a strange feeling. First you are a person looking at a chessboard. You calculate the various alternatives, the mind gaining speed as it pores through the complexities, until consciousness of one's separation from the position ebbs away and what... Continue Reading →

Take a walk and increase your creative output by 60%

Image source The following is the second post in a four part exploration series on the known stages of Flow as defined by the Flow Genome Project, an organisation dedicated to furthering the research on optimal performance and human potential. This builds on the extensive research of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In my last post, I explored... Continue Reading →

Embrace the struggle and get into FLOW

"Flow is the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it." Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Flow The following is a four part exploration series on the... Continue Reading →

To-Do lists, live frogs and the Pareto Principle

How often do you slay your To-Do list? For many of us, our To Do lists are endless lists of items that we have no chance completing in a day (or even a week or month). But what on the list is essential? Greg McKweon, author of the book Essentialism, says we need to pursue... Continue Reading →

Easily create a TV studio in your classroom with TouchCast

Having a school run TV studio is a pipedream for many schools and for those that have one up and running, there is a tremendous amount of work required to get the final product polished. Planning and researching the content, rehearsing and taping the segments, setting up the designated space, editing, the list goes on...... Continue Reading →

What I learned from a visit to the best school in the world

Recently, I had the great pleasure of visiting High Tech High in San Diego. High Tech High is continually touted as one of the best schools in the world and was a feature of the education documentary, Most Likely to Succeed. It has long been on my bucket list to visit so a huge thank... Continue Reading →

How we scaled 3D printing

In my previous post, I talked about the need for schools to find symbiotic partnerships with industry to assist with the expertise gap. Schools need support to offer specialised programs. Our capacity as a school to scale 3D printing is not an option without partnerships. 3D printers are not 'plug and play' technology and as... Continue Reading →

Digital literacy – A communities’ responsibility

Image source: Unsplash The new Australian Curriculum rightly demands that all students become digitally literate and learn coding, as both will be crucial for future job opportunities. But this is easier said than done in an already crowded curriculum. Without appropriate support, schools with limited resources will struggle to deliver on this admirable but ambitious... Continue Reading →

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