Ian Carmichael
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The Colour of My Dreams

Started Mar 11, 2013

Reading 2012
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Carmichael Jan 8, 2013.


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Connie Weber commented on Ian Carmichael's blog post So long, and thanks for the ride
"Thanks, Ian! Thanks for all your wonderful hosting on the site. Maybe there will be new such ventures for us in the future. Fireside has been a wonderful place to share thoughts on education."
Nov 12
Ian Carmichael posted a blog post

So long, and thanks for the ride

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
Nov 12
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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
Sep 27
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"A couple of interesting articles: http://j.mp/1izr8fh and http://j.mp/R7utfR. It's about the aim of education and the shape…"
Apr 10
Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed left a comment for Ian Carmichael
"Hello and thanks. I am happy to be here. "
Sep 20, 2013
Ian Carmichael left a comment for Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed
"Welcome Jarvis, Look forward to sharing with you over the coming days. "
Sep 19, 2013
Ian Carmichael left a comment for annelies hoogland
"And hello and welcome Annelies - from Burnie, Tasmania! Hope you enjoy your part in this community as you engage, consider and contribute. "
Jul 16, 2013
Ian Carmichael left a comment for Pat Wentworth
"Welcome Pat, Feel free to explore, contribute and initiate!"
Apr 6, 2013

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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!)
About Me:
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

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So long, and thanks for the ride

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

Nostalgia's not what it used to be?

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 4:50am — 3 Comments

Missing Links

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 1:10am

Engage and Encourage or Command and Control?

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:50am

Against the flow research?

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 3:32am — 1 Comment

Teachability - culture for learning

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Reinventing the wheel

Posted on February 19, 2011 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments

Rewards for Classroom Teachers

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 11:18pm — 3 Comments

Disconnected Connectivity

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 3:33am — 6 Comments

Limericks for learning

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 7:50am

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At 11:53am on September 20, 2013, Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed said…

Hello and thanks. I am happy to be here.

At 1:05pm on July 7, 2012, Ellen Pham said…

Cute pic, Ian! Once again a little email message saying there is something new in Florigelia has brought me back to this online home for a visit.

Thanks, mate! (it's the photo :) )

At 9:21am on March 23, 2012, John DiPonzio said…

Thanks for the response and the welcome.

At 9:41pm on January 10, 2012, Alison M. Taylor said…

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. 


At 9:01pm on January 2, 2012, Ariel Sacks said…

Thanks, Ian! I'm looking forward to it.

At 1:51pm on September 1, 2011, Anna Billings said…
Thanks, Ian.  Now I'll have to find another use for Connie's wonderful yellow flowers photo! :-)
At 12:55am on August 14, 2011, Yvonne Kogan said…
Thank you Ian, I look forward to our collective learning.
At 5:22pm on July 1, 2011, Robert Williams said…
Thanks Ian, I'm looking for some interesting conversations and discussion. I hope I add something to the forum.

At 4:34pm on May 16, 2011, Larry Paros said…


    Thanks for the kind words of welcome. http://walkrightinthemovie.com. More to follow in the weeks to come. 




At 11:02pm on May 11, 2011, Paula Lindell Meyer said…

Hi, Ian,

Thank you for the welcome!


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