Monthly Archives: June 2010

End of Semester

One week to go! On one hand I will be relieved, teachers need a break or burn out may occur? On the other hand I will lose my Year 9 classes and get new ones, as some students will elect … Continue reading

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I love change! It is change that keep life interesting. It is change that helps us learn and grow. I think these quotes say it well: It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.  ~W. Edwards Deming He … Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Wikipedia states that:   “A picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the idea that complex stories can be described with just a single still image, or that an image may be more influential than a substantial amount of text. … Continue reading

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Stories and Story Shells

To round off the Japanese food and Bento box theme, why not a bit of origami. Have I mentioned before that I love origami? A logical model would be the Chopstick Rest. You can see this beautifully illustrated and explained … Continue reading

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Phew!!!! It’s been a busy week. Marking SAC’s, attending staff meetings, preparing for classes, dealing with hyperactive Year 7’s, etc. Got a cold and then shook it off. But a very satisfying week. My Year 9’s are finishing off their … Continue reading

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