Sam Di Sano
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Explicit instruction and teaching
There are essentially two approaches to teaching. One is explicit or direct — the I do, we do, you do principle. For the other...
The teaching and learning culture – does it all come down to money?
How do we tackle climate and culture change in our schools and lift both school performance and improve individual...
New vs old syllabus: What’s changed?
With the new syllabus changes coming in this year, we’ve noticed some slight distress amongst year and 11 and 12 students. So,...
Make schools safe and improve mental health for students
When thinking about mental health and wellbeing initiatives in schools, it’s important that we think about it as doing things...
Why do we envy Finland's education system?
Not sure if anyone else noticed the delicious irony on the Education page of the Sydney Morning Herald recently (Five Tips for...
My new (school) year’s resolution
As far as paradigm shifts go, shifting your classroom from a passive to an active learning space isn’t all that revolutionary....
Atomi and active learning
Crossing a busy intersection close to home recently I noticed an advertisement for a tutoring college which promoted its active...
Confirmation of our vocation as teachers (if you need it)
There comes a time in everyone’s professional life where you may feel defeated. Here are a few snippets to help overcome this.I...
Individualise learning and increase engagement
An Atomi partner school story: Trangie Central School.The challengeThe staff at Trangie Central School are constantly seeking...
Partner School Stories
Handling conflict respectfully
How do you feel when someone disagrees with you? Attacked? Offended? Do you just want to bash out an immediate email response,...
How Atomi is building trust and advocacy in 2019
As teaching and learning support networks go, Atomi has left no stone unturned in its quest to contribute to a more effective...
10 Ways to extend your classroom with Atomi
One of the best features of Atomi is its adaptability. Students can use it as a traditional source for revision where they can...
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