Sunday, August 30, 2015

A moment of wonder

I know.  I've failed to write anything meaningful for ages.  I have no excuses.  But I offer up these two enjoyable clips to make up for it.




Saturday, August 1, 2015

If teaching was treated like pro football

In a parallel universe....  this is a great parody.  My favourite bit is the faux ad at the end for BMW.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Little Lunch

Have you watched any of this new show on ABC3?  The plots revolve around the ordinary going-ons of a primary playground.  It's very watchable and engaging.  As a once-I-was-a-primary-teacher, I think it's really fun.  Not made for an adult audience, obviously, but if you can find a primary student who is willing to watch it with you no one will guess you are enjoying it for your own sake.  Catch up on iview.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Homeless in Sydney

Sydney's Homeless Connect happened in the Town Hall in July.  The ABC site today has six portraits - currently homeless people in Sydney who share a bit of there story.  Here.

Friday, July 24, 2015

"I'm Gonna Love You Through It"

This is a beautiful gift from kids to their teacher.  Adriana Lopez was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  This is their surprise end-of-year song for her.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

There are no mortals among us

I'm at an outstanding education conference this week.  Lots to think about it.  Here's a taster: we were read this quote from C.S. Lewis yesterday. 

There are no ordinary people.
You have never talked to a mere mortal.
Nations, cultures, arts, civilization—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.
But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.
C. S. Lewis The Weight of Glory 

It is immortals that I teach.