June 1, 2021 Island Teacher

We have probably all seen the images from major hurricanes beamed around the world.  Those of us who have been impacted by hurricanes know their potential to disrupt, devastate and decimate school infrastructure.  As a result, thousands of students have their educational journey interrupted each year.   Such major events not…

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….