Sam Di Sano
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Teaching your students how to watch a video
Let me set the scene. You have just allocated an Atomi video to your class for them to watch at home prior to class. You have...
Out with the old, in with the new: Changes to the HSC
Change change change. BOSTES became NESA in late 2017 and new syllabuses were subsequently rolled out for implementation for the...
Leadership: Knowing when to stand down
Firstly, I cannot take credit for the inspiration behind this article. Fresh from interviews for senior leadership positions at...
Decluttering the curriculum
Anyone else as confused as I am? I thought we were working from a national curriculum and breaking down state-based silos in...
Schooling a happy school
The 21st century has brought many changes to the fore in educational pedagogy and, by default, schools. What has not changed and...
Investment in PD is an investment in your students
Professional development is an important way for teachers to refresh and deepen their own knowledge of their subject area and...
How knowing your students well can lead to better engagement in class
Student engagement is absolutely crucial for their learning. Every teacher gets that. Classrooms need structure and teachers...
Flip your classroom with your eyes wide open
So you want to flip your classroom but are not really keen on making videos? I know how you feel. In essence there are probably...
Is failure a recipe for success?
Although Abraham Lincoln is considered the iconic American president, it is often pointed out that he had numerous failures in...
Taking the ‘muck' out of year 12 muck up day
If you are a keen social observer as I am, it has been an interesting few weeks with enough for schools to think about on the...
It’s OK not to be OK sometimes: dealing with young people’s mental health
Wellbeing is a tightropeWellbeing is a fine line for all of us but in the world of professional sport, where the clock is...
Empowering others through your leadership
Mandela once said that his greatest fear and enemy was not those who put or kept him in prison but he himself. He was afraid of...
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