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April 9, 2018

It’s Games time for the Commonwealth – and almost games time for many teachers ready to take on the holidays!

I’ll admit, I’m more on the “Ergh. How will this affect the traffic!?” camp than “Oo! What can I go see!?” (I live not too far from the Gold Coast and had to dr...

March 14, 2018

The other week I had Year 6, this week I visited Year 1. Ah! The merits of being a relief teacher!

There was a gaggle of boys who were passionate about play, blocks, pillows and farts. They were generally excited about active-ities and less so about writing. Most of the...

March 1, 2018

Ever dealt with a pre-adolescent who thinks your idea is a good one?

No, me either. 

Last week I taught Year 6 and anything I said was met with groans.

“Grab out your writing books.”

Errrrghhhhhghhh…writing!?

“Let’s go outside for sport.”

Errrghhhrghrhh…outside!?

“You’ve got...

November 29, 2017

Taco brain is a modern challenge. Thankfully there's a way to manage the symptoms.