Reflection

Its hard when you get caught up in so many different aspects of life. I know I want to live every day to the fullest. I want to learn something new each day. I always want to better myself. But at which point do we need to stop, take a step back and be thankful…

Kids Personalities

There is always that one kid in the class, that doesn’t want to be there. There is always one kid from a different cultural background. There is always on kid that is way to active to sit at a desk. As a teacher you have to wonder where that kid will end up in life….

Utilising everything

There are so many technologies out there that are able to help you do anything you possibly want. From wordpress that help you write blogs, to gumtree that helps you buy, swap and sell things to amazing sites like Feedly that allow you to access so much information. Facebook, which allows people across the world…

Other Options

Finding your self doing all those little jobs that you thought you would never do? Life takes over and you then drown in assignments? Decided to go to the races instead of doing assignments for the weekend? This are many questions that the majority of uni students are faced with each and every week. I…

Importance of Reflection

As you grow up, as a 4 year old, you think that School is such a huge place. You look up at siblings who describe it as being awesome, so much fun and the best place. You arrive for your first day, terrified, yet excited as well. After 6 months of being at school, you…

Assignment 1 Done!

Well finally assignment 1 is complete. I wouldn’t say it was a difficult assignment, just a little bit time consuming. I had many up’s and down’s with this assignment, deciding to use a different lesson plan twice. I have learnt a lot about ICT in the past 3 weeks. I am starting to enjoy this…

Keeping Kids Motivated

What do you do with kids who are not motivated towards school?  I know I struggle with motivation and concentration towards some tasks. I am always good for having 20 different jobs on the go at once. They may not always be priorities though. I know we are all guilty of putting jobs in the…

Competition v’s Facilitation

As a teacher, who takes students away for a team sport, should we be encouraging students to be competitive or develop the game or just enjoying the sport? I came across an interesting coach today. The coach had 10 year olds and I though that he was far too competitive. I found that his attitude…

Where to next?

I came across a very interesting article this week about 2 Astronauts who spent 342 days in space. One of the gentle men, Scott Kelly had a twin brother still on Earth. When Scott left for space, he was the same height as his twin brother. When Scott returned, he was 5 centimetres taller than…

The use of ICT, is it benefiting everyone?

An interesting thought to consider during the week 3 learning path. One of the major points that i took away from my first year of teaching studies on 2014, was to ensure that as a teacher, you are considering all the different learning types. Gardner’s multiple intelligences were drilled into us, as pre-service teachers. It…

Anti-Social Technology

There is always great debate in our house about this topic. Dad, who is a traditional country man, puts forward the debate that kids, under the age of 18 should have phones because they are linked to gang related violence and “are just no good.” On the other hand, my Mum, who is quite the…

Learning is like a Sponge

We have spent the past 12 years of our life thinking that once we step out of the Classroom door, we would know everything and be ready to tackle the world. WRONG Whoever put that thought into our heads, had no idea. Each and every day we will learn something new. Some days are just…