I had a bit of a set back today. On reflection, I can pin it to a few things. Me, thinking that something like a school sport afternoon would be easy to plan for and carry off. I planned activities and decided to follow a routine that normally sees me through most practical PE lessons … Read more To have a comeback, you have to have a setback
I was pretty excited this year – I was getting my own room for the first time in about 30 years of teaching. It was an old Art room, at the arse end of the school campus. No-one wanted it, but I saw the potential of making it into a space that kids would be … Read more Future focused learning space? Lose the desk.
When a game become unplayable in its current state, the frustration felt by players is proportional to their level of investment in it. I’m both a player of games, and a player in the educational sector of my state. It’s surprising how similar these settings have been lately. Recently I’ve been playing Battlefield 1 on … Read more This game is unplayable in its current state
creative commons licensed (BY) flickr photo by kevin dooley: http://flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1856663523 I was reflecting the other day on why I hadn’t written a post for so long. Partly, I realised, because I haven’t had a lot of time to sit down and construct something. I also acknowledged something that had been a nagging thought in … Read more Evolution
The story so far… I returned to school this year after about 18 months working in an office helping to build PLANE – a cross sectoral professional learning community. I always intended to return – many thought I wouldn’t. But I always thought that to keep something like PLANE (or any sabbatical) real, it has … Read more No spoons
I do a lot of thinking when I ride my bike. It must be the extra blood and oxygen pumping through my head or something, but I seem to think more broadly when I exercise. That’s probably a subject for another post… Today I was riding and my thoughts turned to beer. I must have … Read more CHANGE – Build your own brewery
In the job I’m currently working in, I’ve had plenty of information coming over my desk and through my screen on what modern education looks like, sounds like, feels like, smells like. Edu thinkers are not only calling for change, but many are stepping up and going about bringing that change into reality. My thoughts … Read more Thoughts on 21st Century Physical education
It”s been a while since I posted here, and a lot has changed since then. Change. My original motivation to blog was to share stuff that I was doing in the classroom, and avoid excessive navel gazing. The classroom and what I discovered I could do there, with the 1:1 blessing that the Digital Education … Read more Loose thoughts on Change