Teaching is a creative process. Sometimes teaching is creative: intuitive, curious, colourful, playful, artistic, passionate, imaginative, emotional. There are other times when teaching is process: analytical, cause and effect, factual, logical, objective, rational, strategic.

All other times, teaching is simultaneously creative and process.

This is my journal of professional development readings in the fields of educational research, leadership, theology, pedagogy, and student data. I have been a teacher for over 10 years and want to continue to learn. Here I am modelling my own learning journey in front of my students.

The longer you teach, the more likely you are to be further away from up-to-date educational thinking – and more likely to remain tied to old forms of teaching.

While I don’t profess to be an expert, I think about what the experts think about.


Career

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Science, University of Newcastle (1997)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Canberra (2011) – Dean’s Excellence Award recipient
  • Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies, BBI-TAITE (2019)

Roles

  • Classroom teacher (2011-present)
  • Welfare Coordinator (2015-2017)
  • Acting Director of Studies (Term 4 2018, Term 4 2020)
  • Early Career Teacher Mentor (2020)

Experience

  • Teaching with Google Apps For Education
    • Google Classroom
    • Google Sites
    • Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, MyMaps and Forms
  • Compass Education School Management System
    • Administration of school-wide system
  • Collaborative teaching
  • Inquiry/Project Based Learning
  • Leading off-site Geography Fieldwork
  • NSW HSC Geography marker