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August 2015: My Reading

The gull sees farthest who flies highest. Richard Bach As citizens of a free society, we have a duty to look critically at our world. But […] 

June 2015: My Reading

“…by writing about himself, Knausgaard has really written about them, that reading ‘My Struggle’ is like opening someone else’s diary and finding your own secrets.” […] 

DNA & My Ancestral Tree

I was adopted as a baby. My adoptive parents made no secret of that fact but never had any information they could share about my […] 

BYOD @ (Y)our School

Dapto High School is moving to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for Y7-12 in 2015. In this year of transition we have learnt much from […] 

Reading for pleasure?

Twice a year at this blog I reflect on books read. While drafting that soon to be published post, I started thinking about how children […] 

Travelling with children: Prague and Vienna

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. Miriam Beard […] 

In Edinburgh: Thinking About The Scottish Enlightenment & Contemporary Australia

“This was a townscape raised in the teeth of cold winds from the east; a city of winding cobbled streets and haughty pillars; a city […] 

Humans Need Not Apply

We need to start thinking now what do we do when large sections of the population are unemployable through no fault of their own.  What […] 

The Road to Serfdom & Capital in the 21st Century

Hugh Mackay, in a recent article about the 2014 federal budget,  asks Australians to consider: is this the Australia we really want to be? To answer […] 

Personalising learning, Big History and the Genographic Project

I am hoping to teach Big History as a NSW Board of Studies Endorsed Course to Year 10 and Year 11 in 2015 at our school. […] 

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