Every summer, I outline ten aims for the upcoming academic year but, to be honest, I considered skipping this year. With my new leadership role
Tag: Professional Development
Summer reading 2022: eight book recommendations for teachers
The summer break is once again upon us! This is a time to relax, recharge and (for many of us) read some exciting teacher books
Learning with the Microsoft Educator Center
I only discovered the Microsoft Educator Center recently. With this blog post, I want to put it on teachers’ radars in case – like me
Personal inquiries with Kath Murdoch
I was fortunate enough recently to join Kath Murdoch for a series of workshops on personal inquiries. This type of learning experience is branded in
What is design thinking?
In recent years, I have developed a keen interest in design thinking in education. As a framework, I believe that it adds tremendous value to
Empowered Digital Leaders has launched!
This summer, Jennifer Casa-Todd and I launched the (free) Empowered Digital Leaders online course for educators, and our first incredible cohort has just graduated. We’re
Every summer, wherever I am in the world, I always make time for the Hive Summit. Organised and hosted by Michael Matera, the Hive offers
Innovation: from buzzword to mindset
It is my belief that innovation is one of our most important goals in education, now more than ever. Our schools, teachers and students must
Learning with the Apple Teacher program
My previous blog post was about video overlay options in iMovie and, since then, I’ve received lots of additional questions about iMovie from enthusiastic educators.
Summer reading 2020: eight book recommendations for teachers
What a year it has been! With protests first and then the coronavirus, it has been a challenging academic year in Hong Kong (as it
Bouncing forward from coronavirus: don’t stop learning!
As mentioned previously, George Couros states that we shouldn’t just bounce back from the school closures, we should “bounce forward”. This idea really resonates with
Five more certification courses to enhance your remote teaching
A recent blog post by George Couros states that we shouldn’t just bounce back from the coronavirus school closures – we should “bounce forward”. What
My aims for next year (2019-20)
Every year, at the beginning of the summer break, I like to take the opportunity to reflect and outline my goals for the next academic
Summer reading 2019: eight book recommendations for teachers
It’s that time of year again! Summer is just around the corner and I’m planning my reading list for some self-paced PD in the sun.
This weekend, I hopped over the border from Hong Kong into China for a weekend of learning at the EdTechTeam Shekou Summit (Shenzhen). Three years
My advice for NQTs
The start of a new academic year is an exciting time but it can also be nerve-racking. It’s the final day of my summer break
#HiveSummit 2018 (part 1)
#HiveSummit is a digital conference for educators that kicked off on August 1st 2018 and will continue until August 14th. The first four days have
Massive DBC book giveaway!
It’s competition time! On August 30th, I turn thirty. I want to mark the occasion on my blog and take the opportunity to thank all
My aims for next year (2018-19)
Our school year has now reached an end. I thoroughly enjoyed it! As a new Head of Year, it was full of challenges, risks, successes
If PD is an event in your school, you are doing it wrong
Does the title of this blog post sound familiar? Josh Allen famously stated the following: “If technology is an event in your school, you are