Category Archives: Tom’s Work

My Professional Journey circa 2015

Overview My goal has long been to help educators and schools nurture meaningful student achievement.  Often this includes a conceptual shift from teacher-delivered lessons to student-driven learning.  I’ve spent decades working on this problem and would like to use this post to … Continue reading

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Exploring Leadership

1. The Characteristics of Leaders Last week students at CCF6 brainstormed the characteristics that they thought good leaders demonstrate. Here is a list showing the terms used as nouns and adjectives with their syntactical context.  Use this page to help … Continue reading

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Some Crazy Cliff

New Resource Site Launched When I left the classroom in 1995 for a fellowship to develop things like WebQuests and Filamentality, one of the first projects I thought I’d work on was a comprehensive Web-based resource for The Catcher in … Continue reading

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A Day with Stella Maris

 Welcome! Today is a full day of professional learning with the whole staff of Stella Maris College.  As the starting point for everything, we’ll see what people see as the Challenges they face. Agenda Here’s a list of the main points we’ll … Continue reading

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Working with Northside Christian College

 Hello! Now that I’m back from the US, I look forward to working with staff at Northside Christian College for 2 days of professional learning. Agenda Here’s an evolving list of the main points we’ll focus on for the two days: … Continue reading

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Tom 2.0

So begins a new chapter. Yesterday, on the 13th aniversary of my wife’s passing away, our youngest son joined the Australian Army, embarking on two long blocks of intensive military training. Our eldest son is in year 2 at UNSW … Continue reading

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King’s College

Ice-Breaker / Warm-up! Before formally beginning today, please add any Questions or Comments by using the comments feature of this post. Welcome to 2013! Just as we began last year, 2013 starts off with sessions at King’s College in Warrnambool, Victoria. … Continue reading

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BCE – Teacher Librarians Big Day Out

What a Great Big Day Out! The Brisbane Catholic Education Teacher Librarians have organised their “Big Day Out” conference during this Catholic Education Week.  Over a hundred TLs will gather to explore the BCE’s new Life Learning Management System, the … Continue reading

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Visiting Assisi Catholic College

Before journeying on to keynote the Catholic Teacher Librarians’ Big Day Out, I’m visiting Assisi Catholic College on the Gold Coast. I’ll be sharing a school-focused look at Next Era Education, so here are a few links that could be … Continue reading

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Launceston Church Grammar – Visit #2

Getting Started Two main game-changing developments both support and require education to change. One are the emerging technologies that personalise access to rich information (such as Sixth Sense). The second area of amazing developments is psychology and the related pedagogies. … Continue reading

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