As a Social Studies and Geography teacher there are a number of subject areas within and outside a Social Science silo that my subjects are able to align with or link to. The diagram above attempts to visualise this. In his 2010 book Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education, Jonathan Savage states “the most … Continue reading My Interdisciplinary Connections
The use of social media as a high school teacher is fraught with danger. You are walking a very fine line here and a professional relationship between a teacher and their students must be very carefully managed when using this medium. Personally I created a Facebook page for my senior Geography class to use. It’s … Continue reading Using Facebook as a teacher
Some years ago I was presented with a professional conundrum. At a previous school we had an expectation that all our year 10’s completed a piece of personal research. The context was personal choice but it had to involve a historical event or person. As head of Department I was approached by a teacher wo … Continue reading An ethical dilemma in my digital practice.
In 2007 I was given a copy of this book to read as part of a new PLD program my school was running called He Kakano: Bishop, R., & Berryman, M. (2006). Culture speaks: Cultural relationships and classroom learning. Huia Publishers. Culture speaks was a key document that arose from the Te Kotahitanga program. For me … Continue reading Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness in my practice