Tag: Teaching

Screen Time and Children

When I was a teenager, I played a lot of Sims. If you are the nerdy, slightly overweight girl that boys don’t notice, a game like Sims can let you live in in a world where a date isn’t just a fantasy you talk about with your friends. I also learnt, friendships blossom when you …

What is the Objective of Education?

I’m going to admit it. I only heard the term VUCA recently, and as soon as I heard it my eyes rolled so hard I could see the inside of my skull. The last thing Education needs is more jargon and another acronym. But, several months ago, I read an article that no only used …

Depression, Anxiety and Teaching

I have a depression and anxiety disorder. In my history there is a pattern of depression, panic-attacks and self-harm that began when I was a teenager, but bloomed like a weed when I left high school. And, in my early years of teaching, I was neither diagnosed nor effectively treated for my disorder. I’m sure …

How to Make PowerPoint Templates for Classroom Mock Elections

Whoo baby, it’s an election year! An election always feels a bit like putting a bet on the Melbourne Cup to me. There’s that air of excitement of seeing if you backed a winner! And, it’s possible that I’m the last remaining adult in the world that believes that one vote can make a difference …

4 Ideas for Teaching Sustainability in the Classroom

Last year my older brother said to me that he was feeling weighed down with a sense of doom about the future of the world. He felt that there was so much that needed to be done to rescue our planet, and was fearful that it’s already to late. Of my three siblings I sometimes …

Useful Features in PowerPoint You May Have Forgotten

If you, like me, have been using PowerPoint since computers were boxes with with humming towers attached to them, then you may have forgotten a few little features that could make you life easier when making presentations, games, or even PDF worksheets for you classes. Let me give you a quick reminder of what you …

Don’t Smile ‘Till Easter – Three Reasons to Ignore This Advice

I was a fourth year uni student when I first heard the advice (from a classmate) ‘don’t smile ’till Easter’. While this may not make sense to readers from the Northern Hemisphere, here in Australia our school year begins late January/early February, and we finish up in time for Easter. Thus, ‘don’t smile ’till Easter’ …

What Can We Expect From the New Year?

Happy New Year! Yes, we’ve made it to 2022. We may be exhausted tired a bit weary but we’re here.

Teach History to Foster a Love of History

Three types of people baffle me. People who say they don’t have time to read, people who don’t like magic, and people who say they find history boring. 1. Always prioritise reading over housework, 2. Magic is literally the impossible made possible, and 3. How can the story of the world and everything in it …

It’s Time to Remember Why You Became a Teacher, and it wasn’t to Burn-Out

Your worth as a teacher is not measured by how tired you are. It’s not measured by the number of projects you take on for the school. It’s not measured by that creeping feeling of desperation you feel as ‘report writing’ gears up. It’s not measured by how often you say yes to your principal, …

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Turn Your Students into Researching Legends17 PowerPoint Slides with Research Tips, Tricks and Tasks