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How I came out to my students

Coming Out to My Students – Again

How I came out to my students

Coming Out isn’t a one-time event. We’re often coming out in our personal lives. But what about in the classroom? How do we navigate this often tricky & potentially dangerous situation?

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‘Those’ People: Talking Equality in the Classroom

Talking equality in the classroom

Equality – it’s a constantly discussed issue in my adult English Language class. This time however, it takes quite a different path as sexuality is mentioned. 

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Naming Matters. Put Us On Your List

Naming Matters Put Us on Your List

It’s an identity category that’s often left out, unspoken, and un-named in education circles. Here’s why naming matters in terms of our students’ well-being.

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Transformation with Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling in the classroom affords so many opportunities for transformation – whether it be in skill level, self-confidence, attitudes, or in building a sense of community.

Here’s some key moments of transformation in my adult English Language Learner classroom.

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Teaching digital Storytelling to English Language Learners

Here’s my tips, strategies, and resources for teaching digital storytelling to lower level English Language Learners.

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Break the Silence

Challenge the silence

This is a raw account of silence within school. A silence born out of fear and despair. A silence that we have the power to challenge as educators.

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Student Agency – Driving Change in School

Change Happens when GLBTI students take the lead - Agency

We’re often focused on what’s not working for GLBTI young people in schools.

But what if we recognize student agency – a different picture and different possibilities can emerge.

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Building Confidence and Literacy through Film-Making

Learning English Through Film-Making

It was one of the most powerful film-making experiences I’ve had with my adult English as an Additional Language (EAL) students. 

It illustrated how how we can ‘shoot for the moon’ with our students and actually get there.

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What to Do if the Technology is Stuffed in your School

Overcoming Stuffed Technology in Schools

Shiny gadgets, unbridled excitement. It’s awesomeness on overdrive.

That’s technology in Education, on the internet. Right?

Well it’s definitely not the education institutions I’ve worked in.

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Professional Development That Worked

Professional Development That Worked - PD

Here’s my tale of a Professional Development program that transformed teacher attitudes towards teaching multimedia with their students.

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