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About colinfraser

I claim the title of educator, because I want to be more than "just" a teacher.

What a couple of years!

So, 2021 is nearly over. About time too. You know, I get worried about calendars, really concerned as their days are definitely numbered. <Groan> I know dreadful dad joke, but that is about the standard of the last two years. … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

So 2021 is turning out to be as big a mess as 2020. Perhaps even bigger. Not only do we have Covid-19 and the Delta variant, also Epsilon and anything else that crops up, we also have a Vietnam rerun … Continue reading

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Bamboozling the World

For the last four decades, we have seen the world’s financial systems turned right around. By the late 1960s, the system that rebuilt the world after WW2, created and led by the Bretton Woods Agreements of 1944, was seen as … Continue reading

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The Year We Wished Wasn’t!

2020! Wow! What a year. In Oz, we faced huge bushfires throughout the summer. In my home state, South Australia, we were choking on the smoke of fires a hundred kilometres away. Kangaroo Island was burning. At one point, it … Continue reading

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The World as is?

Okay, for starters, let’s declare my indifference…mmm no… ambivalence, mmm, concern… mmm no, prejudice maybe, or all the above. I am not an American. I am an outsider looking in so in some ways that gives me an overarching perspective … Continue reading

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Classrooms and Tech

Ask yourself the question, “Is the technology introduced to the classroom working?” Be honest. Be careful. Be real. First, to answer this question we have to look at a number of issues before we can get to the end. What … Continue reading

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Living in a time of pestilence!

Just over a month ago, I wrote concerning myself with using technology in Education. Covid-19 was just days away from being the issue it is right now. We seen whole parts of the country essentially locked down, people thrown out … Continue reading

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Managing Learning Successfully.

Boxing has a strategy called “rope a dope”. Essentially, two fighters square off, both are skilled, perhaps very closely matched. One fighter likes to be aggressive, the other, knowing this, simply defends himself. All he does is defend, with the … Continue reading

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The Australian Curriculum and Social Development

Australian Curriculum, Wellbeing and Social Development The Australian Curriculum (AC) is not, and should never be, an experiment in social engineering. It is, however, a tool that can be utilised in the social and emotional development of students. The main … Continue reading

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A Personal View of the Australian Curriculum

[This is the first in a series of items I am writing about the Australian Curriculum. Hopefully, they will when completed, make sense. ] The concept of the Australian Curriculum (AC) should have been adopted a generation before it was. … Continue reading

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