Category: Professional Development

Enhancing Literacy Opportunities School-Wide: Oracy & Sentence/Thinking Stems

In Week 4, during the Learning Hub Staff Professional Development session, myself and Melissa Mulholland presented to staff about ways in which we can facilitate effective use of language in our classrooms to encourage students to improve their literacy and be critical thinkers at the same time. The concept this stems from is Oracy and…

Concept & Create Expo

As a passionate believer in developing the innovation, problem finding and design thinking skills of young people, I tried to contain my excitement in visiting the Concept and Create Expo at ASMS. This concept, led by Feresh (@Feresh99) at the school, had Year 10 students go through a number of processes culminating in this Expo. With…

A view of the Panatalinga Partnership conference

The Panatalinga Partnership conference started off with Anthony Yates and Amber providing the Welcome to Country. Dan Haesler then spoke about Mindsets and how they have the potential to be powerful. He talked about Fixed Mindsets and Growth Mindsets. He said that some people with Fixed Mindsets believe they are naturally smart and that things should…

So you think you provide quality feedback?

A recent series of Professional Development workshops have challenged my thinking about how we provide students with feedback which has ultimately led me to question its purpose. If you were to ask teachers, I believe the majority would acknowledge feedback as an important aspect of a learner’s future growth and development. But, I wonder how…