There are two spoonbills in Australia. There are six worldwide. All bar one have black bills. One of the Australian spoonbills is typical of many Australians in that it wants to be like everyone else. This is the Royal spoonbill (Platalea regia) and it has a black bill and as such I don’t care for it at all. The other Australian Spoonbill is typical of many other … Continue reading Spoonbills
1001 steps to becoming a good teacher. Introduction. continued While Ian and I were becoming more and more confused as to our next move a letter came from my father. As a result of a very serious shortage of secondary teachers in Victorian Government schools the Minister for Education came up with a brilliant idea. He was introducing a class of ‘Temporary Teacher’. The requirements … Continue reading Don’t try this at home.
I have started. For the next few posts I will double up and put them on both. But then I will only post teaching posts on https://notasboringassome.wordpress.com . It is hard to come up with a name. I tried “Accidental Teacher” and “Teaching in danger”. I tried about ten but they were all taken. At least that’s what wordpress said. I went to each site that … Continue reading My teaching blog.
This is the start of my journey in teaching. This will be the first page of my new blog when I have set it up. But I want to start now – before I am ready. That is appropriate. And I will transfer it later. 1001 steps to becoming a good teacher. Introduction. I became a teacher by accident. In the few weeks before … Continue reading I never planned on being a school teacher.
There is a lot to think about. It started like this. quiverquotes.com My opinion hasn’t changed from the day I read your first story—you should write a book or a memoir or a collection of teaching stories. This was a bit of an ego boost especially coming from her. I was feeling that I could use my Cooking blog better. (But thanks for all the … Continue reading 1001 steps to becoming a good teacher
There is a small town East of Melbourne call Nar Nar Goon. As Victoria grew the area was cleared of timber and it developed as a grazing and dairy area. But then a disease struck the little town. It is the same disease that has caused small towns to die. They built a four lane highway that by-passed the town and travellers no longer stopped. … Continue reading Old Town 1920s
I had to take a trip down to the East of Melbourne. About 50 kilometres from Melbourne I stopped at a small inlet on Westernport Bay. Here was a secluded tidal mangrove mud flat. I headed inland and about three km there began acres and acres of market gardens. What a wonderful sight. Hang on! What’s this? “Zoning: Urban Growth Zone” You gotta be kidding. … Continue reading “Don’t it always seem to go…..
Oh so long ago my big sister, who has hidden for the last 700 years in an outback town in Ethiopia, read one of my posts about teaching and rang me and said, with sisterly love and elation, that I should write a book about teaching. And so, deciding to deflect the wondrous compliment (because I don’t accept bouquets humbly) I hereby insert a photograph. … Continue reading Storm clouds over serenity.
This is the last post in this series. I could go back over my school diaries (if I’d kept them) from 45 years but I think I’ll leave it now with just one story and what I think is my most rewarding idea. Of course if anyone wants to ask a question on a one-to-one basis I am happy to oblige. Getting to know the … Continue reading What’s the matter…# the one after the last one.
Another great park in Melbourne. Along the Yarra River stretch a plethora of Parks. Most are a continuous stretch of green broken only by a road here and there. One of these is the Banksia Park of 23 hectares and includes the Heide Museum of Modern Art. The Museum is closed on a Monday but the grounds, which include a number of large sculptures, is … Continue reading Let the children play