Category Archives: Video Clips

Data Stars

At a recent staff meeting we were busy celebrating some new data which showed improved student learning results for the first semester this year. This clip shows a small part of those celebrations and I think the importance of humour.

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When Art and Science combine?

…. we deeper questions and connections.

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Creativity takes time, freedom and playfulness.

Thanks to Greg Carroll from New Zealand for the link. Worth considering>

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A shock – bullying too close to home!

Last night I was shown a clip of Australia’s number 1 cyber bully, Tristan Barker. This story featured heavily in the New Zealand press where he is currently living with his father. I suppose what brought this to home was … Continue reading

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Lessons from Steve Jobs

I’ve just finished reading the authorised biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I bought the book while travelling to the States in June of this year where everyone seemed to be reading it and finally made the time while on … Continue reading

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Data Wise at Elsternwick, a Harvard perspective.

Last month David Rease Jnr from Harvard visited Elsternwick to view our progress in implementing the Data Wise: Inquiry Approach to Improving Instruction in schools. We were quite chuffed at David’s visit and recorded this clip  to capture some of his … Continue reading

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Susan McLean presents on cyber safety at Elsternwick PS.

Last week as part of Education Week we held our second parent and teacher forum on cyber safety. The presenter for this session was Susan McLean. We had 50 parents attend Susan’s presentation and this combined with the first cyber … Continue reading

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Like to start teacher conversation about observing practice – with humour?

Recently we ran a workshop on observing teacher practice in classrooms within a coaching relationship. To break the ice but make the point we used this clip from Summer Heights High which was an Australian TV show that “sent up” … Continue reading

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Rick Wormeli on redo’s and retakes

I’ve been pondering some recent parent feedback about our senior students lack of engagement with some teachers and the material they are expected to learn. I began my reflections about the students coming from the digital generation and expecting to … Continue reading

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For those who have had some trouble getting technology to work.

  Some times you just need a laugh and this appealled to me. Thanks to Greg Carroll for this one.

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Wikipedia – an example of the social construction of knowledge.

I was conducting a school tour recently for prospective parents where we started to discuss the social construction of knowledge. My tours do go to some ‘random’ places. A prospective parent asked why we placed such importance on personal and … Continue reading

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Do you have a fixed or fluid mindset?

Occasionally you stumble upon some research that just makes sense. Well this research about the effects of fixed and fluid mindsets on student motivation made sense to me. Have you heard someone say they just no good at………… maths or … Continue reading

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Elmore on the challenges in schools

I used this clip on the first day this year with teachers when the question was raised about teachers letting go [stop talking to the whole class] after a challenging task was set [some scaffolding has already occurred].

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changing paradigm for universities

Having just completed a course at University I have some experience in the way universities use technology for learning. Most of my notes were online, the bulk of the articles I used in my research came from online journals where it … Continue reading

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Implications of the “still face” experiment

Thanks to John Connell for this clip which I think has wider implications for all those working with our youth – not just parents with babies. I think this experiment along with a few others like the little Albert Experiment … Continue reading

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