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"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx “The problem with common sense is that most people are morons.” - The Sarcasm Society Sarcasm can be witty, but in
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A challenging topic, but one that needed to be discussed in my class. The worksheets cover both sides of the debate about gun control and the right to bear arms, and students are encouraged to develop their own opinions. The worksheets created a
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A challenging topic, but one that needed to be discussed in my class. The worksheets cover both sides of the debate about gun control and the right to bear arms, and students are encouraged to develop their own opinions.The worksheets created a lot
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Some great investigative worksheets on the cross-curriculum topic of Graffiti. Here I have used student interest in the topic to explore various cross-curriculum areas such as math, social science, debate, visual arts, and history.I find the cross
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Cross country road trip that follows the original Oregon Trail across northern US, stopping in all the major towns, cities and landmarks. Various activities to do at each site. The activities cover a range of cross-curriculum fun at each point and
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Quality slideshow and voiceover introduction to interpreting Political Cartoons, explaining and illustrating the main techniques used by cartoonists:- labelling- use of symbols- analogy- irony- exaggeration.The 10 minute video supports the
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A slapstick was originally a harmless paddle composed of two pieces of wood that slapped together to produce a resounding whack when the paddle struck someone. It was soon used by jesters to playfully smack others in a play and soon came to be the
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PAPO - Print And Pass Out The School Uniform is always a matter of conversation and debate in schools and this thematic unit explores various aspects of the School Uniform discussion. As a thematic unit it covers a variety of topic starters
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More humour to use in your English class. Puns are painful, I know, but this unit is so much fun and a great test for understanding the use of language in different settings. Table of Contents: Definitions of Puns Posters that are Puns Word
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PAPO - Print And Pass Out Twitter is a widely used short message program that has many purposes. The purposes depend on the user's intent. The Twitter Worksheets here cover a variety of fun and learning activities that encourage Middle School
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Great fun pack that investigates the types of Pranks, Hoaxes and Scams that are carried out in a variety of circumstances - on the web, in the classroom, in the news and so on.Students identify the differences and get an understanding that this is
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This engaging pack is an Integrated Case Study with 50 pages of student activities comparing a traditional indigenous lifestyle with the student's own lifestyle.It reviews aspects of self and society that were studied in the early years of learning.
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A great little illustrated resource pack outlining the life and times of Donald Trump.This person is very prominent in all our news and daily discussions and so my students wanted to know more about where he has come from and what he has
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"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx“The problem with common sense is that most people are morons.” - The Sarcasm SocietySarcasm can be witty, but in the
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Narrated SlidedeckQuality narrated slideshow that shows how to interpret Political Cartoons, explaining and illustrating the main techniques used by cartoonists:- labelling- use of symbols- analogy- irony- exaggeration.The 10 minute video supports
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From time to time a special visitor comes to the school and your class might be called on to ask them a question. How often is that question very ordinary, may be a bit embarrassing, and sometimes it may not really excite the visitor?I have used
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It is important for any student to understand the difference between the two types of humor - one that hurts and offends, compared to the type that makes you feel good, energised and relaxed, and there are no victims that feel bad.These ten
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Use Google Maps to help Agent Pegman rescue a class of students from being locked in the classroom. The evil Blogging Bloke has set a series of clues that Agent Pegman needs to follow so that he can solve the code that will release the students
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I had worked as teacher in a remote Aboriginal community in the north west region of Australia, and here I have collected by photos and stories to show students how life is the same and different to their own.Topics covered:Our CampThe
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The Bundle combines both the Case Study Workbook and the Scrapbook of photos and explanations from my time in a remote Aboriginal Community in Western Australia.The Case Study Workbook is an Integrated Case Study with 50 pages of student activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have had fun in a variety of educational settings, including teaching in remote communities in Central Australia, Principal of primary schools in South Australia and Victoria, and lecturer to tertiary students in Melbourne. Loved it all.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have seen so many learning styles and my approach to teaching is reflected in the materials here.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA(Hons)Aboriginal Languages, ANU Dip Ed, Monash University M.Ed(Admin)Adelaide University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My classes cover a wide range of topics and they all come from the kids. We explore humour, online technology, social networking, social issues, and more. Wherever the kids take me is where we go. The Activity packs represent our wide ranging classroom work I am keen to share any work that I do with my class that is current and impacting our world today. Hope others share my enthusiasm. If not, all packs attract a 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all.

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