It's been a great run, an enriching venture, another feather in Connie's cap especially. I've learned lots, enjoyed the sharing and sparring and made some new good friends - in a digital kind of way. Every good wish to you all for the future. Thanks for the community.IanSee More
Are you using games in the classroom? They don't have to be digital games, but they can. Using games in the classroom can also be using gamification or using the process of developing games to teach other values and topics. Join us if you're interested.See More
Tell about your involvement in education, and your ideals for collegial sharing
I'm a teacher and a learner. Scratch me, and I want to communicate and help people understand something. I want to be able to do it better - so I'm keen to see what other practitioners have to share - and share what I can. My loves are science - especially physics, mathematics, ethics and epistemology, religion, theology and the relations between science and religion. I've been teaching and preaching and studying and reflecting for some 35+ years. I like the idea of collegial sharing, ideas and case studies of successful teaching escapades - but as an individualist, I'm not keen on being part of a team teaching situation ( I'll share pedagogy, but not 'on the ground' practice!)
I'm a country boy from northern Victoria, Australia - currently teaching at a secondary Catholic College in Tasmania - in a mixture of subjects; Mathematics, Religion and Computer Studies. One wife, three children. Love British comedy, music of most kinds, reading, quietness. Conversation at times. (I mentally respond to the question "How would you like your hair cut?" with "Silently"). Enneagram type 5 - (a knowledge gatherer who has to be prodded to share what I know up to now - after all, there may be new stuff I'm not aware of and I want to be accurate!)
I don't keep a website - but I'm working on a GoogleLibrary, link below
Wow! This is wonderful! First time I've had conversation with others online. Very exciting. I'm really drawn to Skip Zilla's interest in rhetoric. I harp about noticing rhetorical devices when we look at primary documents and love linguistics and the use of words in general. Media literacy is so important these days, so rhetoric deserves a front and center place in the educational discussion.
Questions, problems, comments? Here is the "Fireside Council" of folks who help Connie with the administration of this site: Anna, Ian, Or-Tal , Ed and Barry. Click on their names to visit their Profile Pages and leave comments for them with your inquiries and ideas! Meanwhile, if you have technical questions or suggestions, Laura will be glad to help.
QUICKIE GUIDE to the FIRESIDE:
The Main Tabs are found along the top of every page: Main: Access the main Fireside page. Invite: Invite others to join the Fireside. My Page: Design your own homepage. People: View Members and Groups. Forum: Check out the discussions! Blogs: It's easy to start blogging. Photos: Upload and share photos. Videos: Upload and share videos.