Sam Di Sano
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Another homework debate - 2019 style
There were several excellent articles and opinions recently on the value of homework. More than anything else, they serve to...
Preparing students for tomorrow
An Atomi partner school story: Xavier High School Albury.The challengeThe staff at Xavier High School recognise the impact of...
Partner School Stories
Today’s classroom - the new normal
Knowing what to do with class time is a great challenge for educators. The increased presence of technology presents us with two...
Gonski: If only we would stop moving the goalposts
Twelve months ago, former Prime Minister Turnbull suggested that the Gonski 2.0 review would recommend ‘the most effective...
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...
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