Category: Professional development

Mindfulness and Grit

In all those very different contexts, one characteristic emerged as the best predictor of success.  And it wasn’t social intelligence, it wasn’t good looks, physical […] 

The BOSTES Review

The Review of BOSTES (Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW) commissioned by the NSW Minister for Education in March 2016 has been released. […] 

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship Study Tour: San Francisco #4

San Francisco is a wonderful city to explore with many homes and buildings having memorable architecture.  Tacy Trowbridge hosted my visit to Adobe in San Francisco (located […] 

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship Study Tour: Washington #3

“The Genographic Project is an ambitious attempt to answer fundamental questions about where we originated and how we came to populate the Earth. Through your […] 

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship Study Tour: New York #2

“From its inception, a PDS education was founded on relationships and learning by doing; it valued play as creative cognitive growth and working together as […] 

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship Study Tour: New York #1

“No one should come to New York…unless he is willing to be lucky.”                         […] 

#BYOD Tool: #AdobePost

Adobe Post is a great free tool for placing text on photos and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  Of course, this makes it […] 

Building Australia Through Citizen Science*

What place does citizen science have in our schools? I pinched the title of this article from a paper published this year by the Office […] 

#BYOD Tool: WordsEye

“WordsEye is cutting-edge technology that works by parsing text input into a semantic representation which is then rendered as a 3D scene. This process relies […] 

#BYOD Tool: TextGrabber

This is the first in a planned series of posts that each focus on a tool that will be useful to both students and teachers […] 

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