Google Drive has been the foundation of my adult English Language Learner classroom. It’s been key to fostering student independence, collaboration and digital literacy skills. Check out how I use it in my class as well as my key learnings along the way.
Seesaw offers so many possibilities in the English Language Learner classroom. Here I describe a Photography project that built students speaking, reading and writing skills. [click to continue…]
If you’re keen on improving students’ communicative language skills, then Seesaw offers many possibilities for your classroom – especially on the video and audio front. Here I detail my key likes and learnings. [click to continue…]
How do we get beyond traditional teaching approaches when using tech? In this post, we’re improving worksheets and building speaking skills with Seesaw. We’re also thinking differently about our teaching. [click to continue…]
After writing about marriage equality in my classroom, I received some beautiful responses on marriage, equality and teachers. Have a read and be inspired.
In the battle for Marriage Equality, I reflect on moments in my classroom as a gay teacher. Most noticeably, a ‘can we come to your wedding?’ plea from my students. [click to continue…]
Did you ever think you would make a website to show your work?
She shakes her head in disbelief – looking at her newly created online Learning Portfolio.
I don’t think teachers will wanna listen.
What if I lose my regular listeners because they hate sport or physical education?
How am I gonna get new listeners when no-one knows me for sport.
It’s a soccer team made up almost entirely of new arrivals and refugees to Australia. So how do the young players construct their identity and sense of belonging? And what about the young women facing narrow and discriminatory views of femininity at the club? How do they resist?