A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending a conference (Education Nation) with some amazing people in Sydney. You can find some of the conversations here. One conversation that has stuck with me (and one that was not recorded) was with Phillip Cooke. It focused on disruption in education and what will disrupt […]

UTAS drop out rates

Recently concern was raised regarding the drop out rates at UTAS: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-08/utas-has-highest-drop-out-rate-in-australia/7826114 http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4151989/utas-dropout-rate-spikes/?cs=5312 From reading the ABC article “the growth in overall attrition was swayed by the online and part-time courses aimed at people from lower socio-economic backgrounds”. This in itself is interesting. However, rather than commenting on the issue raised in the articles specifically, I […]

Thoughts, questions and more thoughts…

The majority of time spent in this space has been focused around Minecraft… Minecraft no longer takes up hours of my day… Underlying my use of Minecraft was a distinct desire to engage learners, take them on a journey, one where they learnt more about the learning process and broader concepts, skills and understanding related […]

You Can’t Ask That

Lately the ABC has been showing the highly interesting You Can’t Ask That documentaries. The one I tuned into last week was Ex-Prisoners, and it has stuck with me. The thing that stood out to me was the mention of literacy, or lack there of. Is it possible, that those of us who are literate, take it […]

Conversations lead to thinking #2

I am still reflecting on the conversations that I had with Ian Smith, from the long weekend in Buckland. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to discuss, consider and have your thinking stretched and challenged. It is even more pleasurable when this happens unexpectedly. When these conversations lead to supporting your teaching practice and enable […]

Conversations lead to thinking

For the long weekend we travelled south to Buckland and stayed at a quaint bed and breakfast. B&Bs are always interesting with regard to who you might meet and where that might lead. Due to the location of the B&B, dinner in was the most convenient option. As a result, we were able to meet […]

Value #Hardiefellowship

When I consider what value the Hardie Fellowship has had beyond myself there are a few key things that come to mind: I was able to share my experience and insight regarding running a hackathon for high school students to Peter Mahony, who is the Education & Digital Learning Manager at the Museum of Applied Arts & […]


Over the last few months I have been questioning the value of the Hardie Fellowship that I did. I spent 12 months away from home, my partner, friends and my dogs. I had the awesome opportunity to make new friends and catch up with friends that I had developed via Twitter. These opportunities, along with […]

I need to blog

I have been reminded today that I need to blog. Thanks @debsnet 🙂 I have been thinking about it for a little while, but am finding it hard to find the time. But I think it is time. Time to start sharing what is in my head in this space and sharing the learning from the last […]

It’s finished…the dissertation that is

Over the last 7 months I have immersed myself into an Honours dissertation. Why? Good question. It will provide a pathway to a PhD, if I decide to take that journey. At times it has been exciting, interviewing people who have been hosts of @EduTweetOz was a lot of fun (thank you all for giving […]