What Was Your Defining Moment?

I became a teacher, the how, why and what isn’t so simple, it certainly can’t be deduce to a ‘moment’ Really, I think I¬†was fascinated in what Matt Esterman has since described as ‘Dr. Who history‘ When I left University I¬†thought¬†it was my job to¬†make the world right Although this mixture of naivety and resilience…

Electives, What is Your Choice?

In every school that I have taught, there has been some form of electives in place. From¬†photography to robotics to zoology to outdoor education,¬†the idea is to provide an¬†element of choice and agency. However, this choice is continually contradicted by an essentialist ‘core’ curriculum, where what is taught is decided long before the students arrive.…

Learning Is …

Learning ‚Ķ Involves chance and an element of choice Incidental, accidental At least to us, maybe to others never as clear as we make it to be Messy, chaotic Involves discipline, dedication, failure, perseverance Always there … waiting … patiently Flowing underground, making connections, creating new beginnings On the search for potential and opportunity Not…