Musings

Welcome to my Musings

This section of the website is my Blog. Here I want to share my stories and experiences, but also all the things I have learned over time! My Blog is divided into 3 sections.

K-12 Education

These are my stories from the classroom. The Blog posts included here draw on my experiences in classrooms for over 30 years. These posts tell the story and my experiences as a ‘chalky’ and how I used intentional planning to support the learning of ALL students. Click on the link above to read more.

The Coffee Principle of Differentiation

Yes, it is true - I drink a lot of coffee. And so, I also buy a lot of coffee ...
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When differentiation doesn't work

When not all students learn

Did you ever have a time when differentiating your classroom didn’t work? Yes, it happens. Sometimes there are times when ...
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Higher Education

In this section of my Blog I put Higher Education in Focus, as I draw on my time in, and my ongoing ties to the higher education sector. Blog posts here include information on recent publications, my work in higher education as a curriculum specialist, and information about how academics can use intentional planning of units of study, assessments, and courses, to improve the learning outcomes of their students.

Curriculum Innovation in HE

Curriculum Innovation in HE

Exploring New Approaches in Higher Education to Enhance Learning and Improve Practice Working with academics in planning curriculum innovation across often ...
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The 3 part FIT model of online pedagogy

Proposing a Framework for Online Learning

The FIT Model of e-learning pedagogy A surprising finding on starting as change agent at UC, working to implement online ...
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Epísis, meaning also

This section of the Blog includes posts from the day to day events in an education context, not readily identified in one of the categories in the remainder of Musings menu. The immediate elements that make working in education so rewarding and exciting. This section also includes some of the stories and experiences of my overseas travels, working in foreign education systems.

reflections on a teachers working life

Reflections from the farm

Persisting through the stresses of a teacher's working life I am visiting my sister and brother-in-law’s farm. 2018 was a ...
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Gonski 2.0? Been there. Done that.

I have a confession. I have been in education for a long time now. I started my teaching journey in ...
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