The Universality of PBL: From California to Australia

As part of my trip to the New Tech Network offices in March this year I was also afforded the opportunity to visit the place where the New Tech model of Project-based Learning (PBL) was first launched- New Technology High School. Krista Clark, Director of Communications at New Tech, took me for a tour around … Continue reading The Universality of PBL: From California to Australia

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Debating

My single favourite experience of teaching so far has been co-ordinating and coaching my own debating team as well as organising and coaching students for public speaking competitions. Parramatta Marist High School is involved in several different competitions in the Sydney area including the Catholic Schools Debating Association (CSDA) Public Speaking Competition, the CSDA Debating … Continue reading Debating

Establishing Adult Connections through Authentic Projects

This year I have been making a concerted effort to create and alter projects to make them more authentic by focusing on establishing adult connections between students in the classroom and the world beyond those four walls. One of the proudest moments in my teaching career so far resulted from this effort in Term Two. … Continue reading Establishing Adult Connections through Authentic Projects