Category: Blog

  • Implementing metacognitive strategies (Teacher Magazine)

    Implementing metacognitive strategies (Teacher Magazine)

    Great to have our work at WSSC on metacognition in partnership with Evidence 4 Learning featured in this teacher magazine article.

  • STEM outdoor learning space

    STEM outdoor learning space

    A number of years ago I worked with my dedicated and passionate colleagues to conceptualise, design and bring to life an outdoor STEM learning space. A few years later it has been great to take a few moments to sit in the shade and enjoy this beautiful learning environment. Thanks to all for their efforts…

  • Tiered Academic Support (TAS) at WSSC

    Tiered Academic Support (TAS) at WSSC

    The Tiered Academic Support (TAS) program developed for 2021 at Wodonga Senior Secondary College brings together myriad existing programs into a consistent framework. We have been working to draw on all available data to develop a clear picture of student needs. A key aspect of our Tiered Academic Support (TAS) program is that the tiers…

  • Explicitly linking metacognition and literacy

    Explicitly linking metacognition and literacy

    The evolution of our work on literacy and meta-cognition continues at Wodonga Senior Secondary College. Today I was very proud to share with all staff our Literacy & Metacognition Framework. Behind this model sits a detailed continuum which we will use over coming years to chart and guide our journey of growth. Thanks to all who…

  • New STAV Website

    A long time in the making, pleased to be part of creating and launching the new website of the Science Teachers Association of Victoria (STAV)

  • STAV STEM & LabTech Online Conference

    Very pleased to launch the inaugural STAV STEM & LabTech Online Conference. A huge achievement by all involved to bring this innovate new event to fruition in challenging times.

  • Learning in Lockdown (Teacher Magazine article)

    Excited to have my recent contribution published in ACER’s Teacher Magazine.

  • Webinar: Fostering Student Wellbeing

    Webinar: Fostering Student Wellbeing

    Looking forward to being on the panel at the upcoming Evidence 4 Learning webinar on Fostering Student Wellbeing. Update: Available on YouTube below and slides available in PDF format

  • Continuous Learning Toolkit

    Continuous Learning Toolkit

    Great to see our continuous learning model featured in the School for Tomorrow Continuous Learning Toolkit Volume II: Leading through Crisis. The quote from me: Wodonga Senior Secondary College recognises and values the complete picture of student needs. We care deeply about all our students and work in partnership with them to ensure they all…

  • PEARLS: Metacognition

    PEARLS: Metacognition

    Reflecting on two outstanding days of professional learning on metacognition and self-regulation as part of the PEARLs project presented by Evidence 4 Learning and the Science of Learning Research Centre. The guidance report from Evidence 4 Learning is an excellent resource and we look forward to implementing at Wodonga Senior Secondary College. Greatly appreciate of…

  • Jacaranda Physics 1

    Jacaranda Physics 1

    Revised edition is now published. Even better this time with my name on the front!!

  • Hexaflexagon Fun

    Thanks to Twitter and YouTube, I recently came to watch Vi Hart’s videos on hexaflexagons (her YouTube channel has some fascinating maths in it wrapped up in some very engaging and creative videos!). A great idea for my Year 10 Maths class. Hence the essential question for the next lesson… And some flexagation fun ensued! If you…