February 17, 2023 Island Teacher

Before entering into a consideration of Geography Teaching, it is important to come to a shared understanding of the fundamental concepts within Geography. What are the overarching concepts in Geography? Geography is a vast and diverse field, and there are several overarching concepts that help to organize and understand its

May 29, 2021 Island Teacher

Many years ago I taught a boy who had very little interest in the diet of stories and writing tasks that seemed to dominate most primary classrooms. In this small rural school, quite a few of the children knew that they would inherit the family farm and dairy herd. This

August 12, 2019 Island Teacher

Project Based Learning (PBL) prepares students for academic, personal, and career success, and readies young people to rise to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit.  The organisation Edutopia defined it as follows,    Project Based Learning: Why, How, and Examples MAKE YOUR OWN WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS.