The C21 Teaching Review Week 10

This has been a tumultuous week with a lot of just started a new job cognitive dissonance going on but also being away from my family for a week while in Melbourne for FutureSchools 2017. I am in the process of writing further review articles on the back of sessions that I attended and they will be added to this list if they are published today, or to next week’s list if they are published tomorrow (or later). Ideally, however, I will get them all done today so that I can spend tomorrow with my family and then be free to focus on work as of Monday.

The C21 Teaching Review – Week 9

Hello, everyone. This week has been somewhat mind-melting, as I have started in my new role with ClickView. Trying to remember names, faces, processes, work through the backlog of emails that had built up before I received my log-ins etc. It has been an intense week, but as I commented to a few people today, my brain has not exploded, there is nothing they could have done to make the first week easier or smoother, and I am excited for the coming weeks and getting into the role proper.

Here are the articles from Term One, Week Nine.

To stay up to date with all my reflections, FTPL videos and educational resources, head to C21 Teaching.

The C21 Teaching Review – Week 8

It has been another big week. Here are the articles I posted over at C21 Teaching during Term One, Week Seven. As always, head over to c21teaching.com.au for the most up to date articles, Flipped Teacher Professional Learning videos and free resources.

  • FTPL – How to access and start a new OneNote notebook
    • In this Flipped Teacher Professional Learning video, I show you how to access and start OneNote through your Office365 account. For more helpful videos like this, please check the FTPL Videos page.
  • Why I am leaving classroom teaching
    • I have made a rather significant decision to accept a new position which sees me leaving direct classroom teaching. Read why in this article.
  • Last day at school reflections
    • This took the place of the day’s article and is actually a live Periscope video that I broadcast through Twitter as I left my school for the final time as a classroom teacher, reflecting on the bittersweet feeling.

 

The C21 Teaching Review – Week 6

It has been another great week. Here are the articles I posted over at C21 Teaching during Term One, Week Six. As always, head over to c21teaching.com.au for the most up to date articles, Flipped Teacher Professional Learning videos and free resources.

As a heads up, there will be a special announcement article coming on Tuesday afternoon.

  • FTPL – Using DocHub to save time
    • In this episode of Flipped Teacher Professional Learning, I demonstrate how to use DocHub to fill out, sign and send forms back to their recipient without needing to print them out, complete them, and scan them in.
  • FutureSchools Timetable Preview – Day One
    • I am going to FutureSchools 2017, which is in Melbourne this year, and this article outlines a preview of the sessions that I am looking forward to attending courtesy of the media pass that I have been provided by the conference organisers.
  • TMCoast Term One 2017
    • My regular readers would be aware that I am on the TeachMeet Central Coast (TMCoast) organising committee. We have an exciting event planned for Thursday 16 March for our Term One TeachMeet celebrating Aboriginality in education. All the details, including where to register are in this article.
  • Friday Freebie – Stage One Physical Education and Sports Program
    • This week’s Friday Freebie was a semester-long program that covered both physical education (fundamental movement skills) and sport for Stage One.

C21Teaching Weekly: Term 1 Week 5

It is that time of the week again where I send out a summary of the articles that I have published this week over on c21teaching.com.au. There are big things coming, so stay tuned each Saturday or head over to C21 Teaching.

Recent Articles

  • FTPL – How to log in to Mathletics
    • This Flipped Teacher Professional Learning video was made by request and shows you how to log into the Mathletics platform as a student, teacher or parent.
  • Do we need to rethink our engagement with Twitter?
    • In this article, I reflect on the way that educators use Twitter and our role in society given some of the vitriol that occurs, asking whether we should be doing more to combat it after reading about why one journalist closed her Twitter account after suffering years of personal attacks directed at her.
  • Twenty-First Century Skills
    • A reflective article questioning why we refer to some these skills as being twenty-first-century skills and the implication that they are therefore newly discovered or hold a newfound important when they are not newly discovered and do not hold any newfound important.
  • Friday Freebie – Guided Reading Group Template
    • This week’s free resource is a template for tracking your reading groups which can easily be modified to suit any age or ability group of students.

C21 Teaching Weekly Term One Week Four

It is that time of the week again where I send out a summary of the articles that I have published this week over on c21teaching.com.au. There are big things coming, so stay tuned each Saturday or head over to C21 Teaching.

Recent Articles

  • FTPL – Using GForms as a booking platform.
    • In this video, I show you how you can use Google Forms to create a system for booking interviews so that the options are removed from the list as they are selected. You can find the full list of Flipped Teacher Professional Learning videos by clicking here.
  • SMART Goals
    • I reflect on the way which SMART goals are used in my refereeing career comparative to my teaching career.
  • Why I am not applying to become an ADE in 2017
    • I reflect on why I was considering and ultimately decided not to apply to become an Apple Distinguished Educator in the 2017 intake.
  • FutureSchools 2017 Conference Overview
    • A summary of the different conference streams at FutureSchools 2017 and some highlights of particular talks that I believe will be interesting. You can find all the articles in my FutureSchools 2017 series by clicking here.
  • FTPL – Using GForms for checking in and out
    • In this video, I show you how you can create a checkout/check-in system for bookable resources. This could be used in a class library, for managing personal resources that colleagues borrow or for creating an easy to use and access register of visitors and other personnel on site for use in emergency situations. You can find my full Flipped Teacher Professional Learning video library here.
  • FutureSchools 2017 Masterclass Preview
    • In this article, I preview each of the Masterclass options for FutureSchools 2017. You can find all the articles in my FutureSchools 2017 series by clicking here.
  • Team Teaching
    • I reflect on the benefits I have discovered thus far working in a team teaching context.
  • Friday Freebie – Writing Observation Template
    • In this article, I share a resource that I have found very useful in helping to make the marking process of my students’ writing more valuable and useful as assessment of learning and assessment for learning.

That is all for this week. Please head over to c21teaching.com.au to stay up to date with my FTPL videos, my Friday Freebies and my reflections on practice.

A new Era

“Without change, there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”
– Attributed to William Pollard

As some of my readers may be aware, I have been gradually migrating the articles and resources from this blog over to my new site, C21Teaching.com.au. The main reason for this is that it allows me to have all of my various resources in one location that is easier to manage rather than trying to manage individual blog posts that are used as resource holders. I will still be cross-posting to this website, however, will only do so as a summary of the articles, once a week.

So the articles from last week:

  • So far so good…
    • A general reflection on my first day in a Stage One class as well as a periscope video of some goals for the year.
  • End of Week One
    • A brief summary of my first week. The end of the week for me this year is a Wednesday again as I am only contracted for Monday to Wednesday and so I will only be posting on those days.

To stay up to date with my articles, please head over to c21Teaching.com.au and follow the links to my blog and hit subscribe. You will also be able to easily access my Flipped Teacher Professional Learning videos organised in easy to use playlists as well as my teaching resources which I have made publically available.