Monthly Archives: August 2013

10 Reasons Why Twitter Is Sliced Bread for Introverts Like Me


It seems like you have to be an extrovert to enjoy using Twitter. After all, you’re engaging with the world – expressing your thoughts, connecting and sharing, chatting, and generally being an exuberant online participant – all in 140 characters … Continue reading

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50 Things Every Teacher Needs


50 Things Every Teacher Needs 1. Wet wipes. 2. A sense of humour.

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Imtropy and Legogogy: Why Introducing Lego Robotics May Be The Biggest Thing I’ve Done as a Teacher


‘Imtropy’: The Primeval Tinkering Instinct There is something about Lego which fascinates us all. I think it calls to some shared primeval tinkering instinct. Leave a pile of Lego near any group of people, and within the hour, someone would … Continue reading

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Seriously Unhelpful High School Teacher


This post is slightly acerbic. I apologise. Sometimes I use this blog to vent. It helps. All of the following use the ‘Unhelpful High School Teacher’ meme.

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Why I Teach (Part 1)


I teach to see the lights go on behind young people’s eyes when they discover something new about the world.

I teach to awaken them to what they can really do if they try.

I teach to show them that there isn’t always an easy solution, and that appreciating ambiguity and uncertainty is often worth more than easy answers… Continue reading

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