An Important Milestone – #RSCON3

The third Reform Symposium e-Conference has broadened my horizons and expanded my PLN. It is hard to describe the Reform Symposium e-Conference, but the words ‘inspiring’, ‘informative’, and ‘insightful’ come to mind. #RSCON3 was a wonderful opportunity to connect, learn and share with new and experienced teachers around the world; and it will have tangible […]

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Am I a ‘Techie Teacher’?

I’m a young teacher with a passion for ICT and modest technical skills; and I’m starting to question how my ideas are influencing my classroom teaching practice.    cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by austinevan: http://flickr.com/photos/austinevan/2296270551/   I’m a teacher. ICT and Web 2.0 are part of what I do I see myself […]

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Two Weeks after the “Phone call which changed everything”

They say life has its twists, turns, and setbacks; and it can certainly throw up a few surprises. The last two weeks have been one wild ride, as I’ve embarked on my first full-time contract teaching position for the duration of Term 1, 2011. Michael Graffin (2010) An “Interesting” Start To the lady who left […]

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Giving Something Back: Mentoring Student Teachers

I excelled in my academic studies at university; however, as a result of my youthful inexperience, I always felt vulnerable and unprepared during my practical teaching experiences. While I had some excellent mentor teachers, on several occasions I found myself working with unsupportive, and in one case, overly critical teachers. One almost drove me to […]

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