Student Podcasts Fight Fake News

The Power Of A Podcast Podcasts are by no means the newest trend in edtech but combined with traditional pedagogies using a digital tool like a Podcast (especially a cloud based tool like Soundtrap which I’v...

Using Cicadas To Teach Maths

As a child I loved running out in the backyard and finding the exoskeleton of a cicada. I’d bring them in and freak my mum out but as a teacher I have grown to love using the life cycle of the cicada as a great...

A Contemporary Look At Teaching Debating

A few days ago I spent a day with a colleague of mine, Courtney Dougherty, at The Kings School listening to James Smith from Masters Academy. We were there to learn how to effective teach debating. What I learn...

Reimagining Classroom Design – Let’s Get Tribal!

As teaching practice evolves to embrace digital age learning the need to have learning spaces that support these new contemporary practices becomes increasingly important. There is no point adding technology in...

Triple Loop Learning

Andragogy is the adult equivalent of pedagogy. Both terms have their etymological origins in Ancient Greek and both involve the art of teaching and learning however, pedagogy focuses on the learning of a ch...

5 Leadership Lessons From Darth Vader

Darth Vader is a ruthless leader who dresses in black, is part robot and is evil incarnate—but like many fictional characters there are a number of lessons we can learn from him. For those who haven't been b...

Top 5 STEM Toys of 2017

As 2016 draws to an end it is tempting to focus on looking back at the year that was. Remember 6 months ago when everyone suddenly started playing Pokemon Go. Grown men and women were walking at all hours tryin...

The Launch of #WorldSTEM

We are pleased to announce the launch of the WorldSTEM Challenge! The concept is to ‘crowdsource’ a video bank of quality STEM lessons and ideas for teachers around the world. The idea is simple: Ask ...

A New Phrase for Education

A new phrase for Education: 'Overpowered Ed Tools' When planning an upcoming #aussieED chat, I may have inadvertently introduced a new term or phrase to the education world.  I had been discussing several w...

Covey-The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Several weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend a two day conference in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. This conference changed the way I looked at how I operate as a leader, and how I live my life…...