Sam Di Sano
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To follow your passion or not
Recently I read a piece from a young man who claimed that rather than try to find yourself through your endeavours, your...
What actually is the point of education?
A recent online article published in The Conversation (17 June 2019), provided some food for thought on this vexing topic. The...
Can using video improve student outcomes?
Anecdotally, the use of video in teaching and learning has long been accepted as having a positive effect on both cognitive and...
Strive to do well
An Atomi partner school story: Tooleybuc Central SchoolThe challengeAcross both the Senior and Junior campuses of Tooleybuc...
Partner School Stories
Just how valuable is professional development?
We all know that professional development is designed to help us keep up-to-date with the most recent advances in knowledge and...
Differentiating professional development for your staff
Defining the optimal sources of PD for your staff has historically fallen into three categories with at least three different...
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...
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