Why Blog?

I love to share things I come across with colleagues, parents and friends and others interested in matters to do with education. I am particularly interested in inquiry learning, gifted education, fostering independence and growing emotional literacy in our children. You may find posts interesting, you may not. You may agree, you may not but the important thing is you ponder about how it sits with you and your learning journey.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Formative Assessment

We know that one of the best ways to improve student outcomes is to provide quality feedback. It is also essential we give students the tools to clarify their understanding.

Love this link to a post on one of my favourite education sites, Edutopia.

This page provides a download to a list to keep in your planning folder as a reference to pop in reflection and revision ideas when planning your week.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Jan Rivera - Support for Educators and Parents of Gifted Children

Thanks to Judy McArthur for sharing this blog. It is a great place to visit for informed and easy to read posts about aspects of gifted education. I particularly enjoyed the summaries of the over-excitabilities and the articles on the six types of gifted learners. I have subscribed to her mailing list and look forward to new posts as they are shared.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015


This website is a fantastic source of inspiring readings and thought provoking articles. Well worth taking some time to browse or following their twitter feeds.

This is what took me there today.

What does it mean to be a great teacher? Of course credentials, knowledge, critical thinking and all other faculties of intelligence are important. However, a great teacher should be much more than credentials, experience and intelligence.

Reading and Quotes; Two of My Favourite Things

This page contains great quotes from the works of Roald Dahl.

Love them!