Stories from the classroom

The following blog posts on K-12 Education 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.


Self-care in a demanding profession

Christmas Landcare – community based self-care I am sitting on an old bench on my sister's kitchen veranda, a private ...
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How DO you plan your classroom?

My 5-step classroom planning process I was asked this question the other day. It was followed immediately a second question, ...
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The Secret Ingredient

I love that scene in Kung Fu Panda. It is the end of the movie, the team, including Po, have ...
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Music a symbol for the differentiated classroom

There is something magical about attending a classical music concert. Oops, did I just lose you? Hang in there, I ...
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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 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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Differentiation – If the cap fits!

I decided to take my Man cap shopping. My Man has this favourite cap. He’s had it for years. It's ...
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45 Years

The Arrival Using the Teaching Learning Cycle to support NESB students in the classroom 45 years ago, I arrived as an ...
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All about Assessment Rubrics

Water Colour Artist Fails Again! I have been teaching myself how to paint with water colours. Let me come right ...
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What’s in a name?

Prosopagnosia is a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces, often referred to as face blindness. But is ...
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