March 6, 2019

I do a little activity with my students each year with whatever new thing is super popular at the time. The last time I did it was with Fortnite:

Me: Everyone plays Fortnite, right?

Class: Yeah, Fortnite is awesome!

Me: Sooooo, many people play Fortnite! Forty million pla...

February 21, 2018

There’s a story about a university campus that goes something like this:

They constructed all the buildings but didn’t construct any footpaths connecting the buildings together. When the students arrived they walked from building to building and decided on the routes th...

October 31, 2016

I don’t like using bribes for behaviour. As a teacher, I’ve avoided sticker charts and points systems and instead rely on developing intrinsic motivation in my students. As parent, I sometimes tell the teacher in me to shut the hell up. Sometimes, as much as I don’t wa...

January 18, 2016

When a former student asked me for advice about leaving high school before she graduates and entering the workforce at the end of Year 11 my instinct was to tell her:


“Do it. JUMP! Your high school education is overrated and has little bearing of on your future success...

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