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 →

A way to breathtaking truth and discovery

Header image source: Unsplash So often the daily practice of writing can seem frustrating and lack purpose. There are the days that the words flow and there are the days that my brain goes missing in action. One of the ways that I jolt my writing into action is by typing up my post it... Continue Reading →

This is your Captain speaking…A tale of true leadership.

I was on a flight from San Antonio to Dallas recently that was delayed for a long period of time. This normally leads to unease amongst the passengers as the prospect of missing a connecting flight or not getting home on time to see loved ones becomes a real possibility. In the larger scheme of... Continue Reading →

Great learning happens when teachers get out of the way of students

Photo by Jens Lelie I'm hearing this constantly on Twitter following some powerful student Ignite speeches at the recent ISTE conference in San Antonio. The implication that great student learning only happens when teachers get out of the way is a false dichotomy. It implies that the students succeed despite us. I bet behind the scenes... Continue Reading →

Finding your true authentic creative voice

"If you take the process of creativity seriously, it has no shortcuts. You need to wait for authenticity. The discomfort is always there." Jad Abumrad - Founder of Radiolab We all have our heroes. Creative individuals who make the creating of art seem easy. The quality of their work inspires you in one breath and... Continue Reading →

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