I am an IDEAS person. I love coming up with new and exciting ways to do things - in my teaching, in my day to day life. Making changes, being creative, rearranging a room. I am sure there are times when my family and work colleagues wished I was a bit less creative. I was … Continue reading Creativity, Boredom and the Great Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs By now, those of you who regularly read my posts would know that I love to throw in clips and videos. But why would I start my post with "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles? Well, it's a long story. For a long time I have had a gnawing feeling. Something biting … Continue reading Revelation
We are all creative beings. Whether it be working out what's for dinner and "creatively" putting together what's in the fridge, planning a unit of work for your Yr 4 class, working out a project schedule or actively being "creative" - painting, making music, doing craft. So why do so many people feel they aren't … Continue reading Introducing “Creativity”
Ummm... excuse me? Where has the year gone? My last blog post was on December 4th, 2017, and it is now February 20th, 2018! I feel like the end of 2017 was so busy and full on that my feet barely touched the ground. January was spent trying to piece myself back together and re-group … Continue reading Happy New Year (at the end of February!)
I love Christmas! I really mean it! I love the excitement, the anticipation, the decorations, the food, the giving and receiving, the time spent with family and friends, the music, the lights. I really do feel like it is the most wonderful time of the year. And, as a teacher in Australia, I love this time … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
"Ding, dong merrily on high..." "FIVE GOLDEN RINGS..." "Little donkey, little donkey..." Ah, yes, it's that time of year where us Music teachers are madly teaching Christmas carols to hundreds of students in preparation for annual school Christmas carol nights and End-of-Year celebrations. It is a time of year that I love. I love the … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season…
Camping. It is a word that instills terror in some and exhilaration in others. For me, it has been a time of making happy memories and learning not to sweat the 'small stuff'.