Saturday , April 21 2018

Administration

School apps keep parents in touch

The frantic scramble for 30 swimming notes, hunting in lost property for spare goggles, towels, or a size six pair of board shorts? Does this sound like the first day of swimming at your school?

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Planning external learning curriculum

Dancing is for everybody

External learning used to mean things like swimming lessons at the local pool. Every week, we walked two abreast (holding hands with a partner) to the local oval for sport with Mr Fuller. He was always forthcoming with training tips and schedules for his favourite sports of touch football and cricket. We didn’t mind; we got ice blocks full of preservatives and colours on Wednesday afternoons in terms one and four, and we got to wear our coloured T-shirts with only bloomers. Those were the days.

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Organisation the key for collaborative, calm teaching

Teacher writing in his planner

Teachers manage a dizzying list of tasks, obligations and interruptions, with up to thirty-five students chattering, emoting, and needing things. Organisation is at the heart of what separates the self-assured smooth operator from the mere mortality of a fraught teacher.

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