Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Professional Week of Development

This week I attended the inaugural Victorian PYP TeachMeet at Firbank Grammar in Brighton. Initially, I had heard about a ‘small’ gathering of teachers who could share their skills in the form of a 2-minute or 7-minute presentation; just some … Continue reading

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Our Appreciation Hour

Unfortunately times have been tough in my class since the school holidays. The students have lost that positive vibe that filled our space throughout term one, have been demonstrating signs of bitterness towards one another and tears have been shed. … Continue reading

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Learning through… Canasta?

The game of Canasta itself is a variation of Rummy. Canasta, meaning ‘basket’ in Spanish, was devised in Uruguay in the late 1930s and boomed in the 1950s throughout South America. It requires a plethora of skills – counting, decision-making, … Continue reading

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I used to ‘think’… but now I THINK!

One of the first tasks that was I was required to do before this blog went live was giving it a title. The URL was easy enough – I thought about the easiest way to refer to it, and Mr Kuran’s … Continue reading

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