Changes in my practice

This year I have been participating in the Mindlab Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning).  There were 32 weeks of intensive study and a good deal of reflection on my practice as a teacher. A deeper level of self-awareness has informed my teaching practice over the course of the year.  A significant... Continue Reading →


My Interdisciplinary Connection Map

This is my interdisciplinary connections map.  It is made up of many different individuals and organisations.  I love the rich and diverse communities I belong to.  My students’ learning and development require that I have great communication skills and relationship with so many connections. My Interdisciplinary Connection Map I teach in a Special Education Department... Continue Reading →

Social Media in Teaching

What are the challenges as a teacher of using social media in a special education department? Teenagers with special educational needs live in a complex social world that they often struggle to understand.  It is fraught with social and emotional highs and lows. Social media can be a dangerous place for students that struggle with... Continue Reading →

Rethinking the Role of Teachers

The role of teachers is transforming across all levels of education.  Providing knowledge at the front of a class is no longer enough.  We as teachers are now acting as guides and mentors, motivating students to be life-long learners.  An essential element of this is providing opportunities for students to direct their own learning experiences.... Continue Reading →

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