BIE Favourite Projects 2016

I was very excited to learn that project I wrote about extensively in my blog post Establishing Adult Connections through Authentic Projects was recognised as one of the top projects of 2016 according to John Larmer, the Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education (BIE). BIE Blog Post I collaborated with my team teachers to … Continue reading BIE Favourite Projects 2016

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Shake Things Up: Making Shakespeare fun again

Shake Things Up I'm finally getting around to writing about some of the previous projects I have designed and delivered this year. Term One of Year 9 2016 saw my team teacher, Shamaine Jacobs, and I teach a stand-alone English project about The Merchant of Venice for the first time. Based on the advice of our … Continue reading Shake Things Up: Making Shakespeare fun again

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