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Term 3, week 9

The sole Excellence documentary from my Y13 Media Studies class. It’s good …

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Term 3, week 9

Today I spent a few hours in discussion about implementing a house/academic mentoring program from School X next year. There are lots of kinks to iron out, but it sounds interesting and (probably) fairly groundbreaking. I really like the idea of vertical form classes, just because I think it reduced the amount of jackasses from the same peer group you’re likely to have in any one class.

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Term 3, week 7

I am at school. On a Saturday. While half a dozen of my Y12 students edit the horror films. I am tired and it’s a beautiful day, and I would love to be at home, laying on my couch reading a book.

Of course, it’s not that bad. I have a pile of marking, and this is actually a pretty nice way of engaging with some of my students outside of the classroom, and also an opportunity to be a bit more hands-on in terms of actually helping them. Plus, it was a good excuse to buy some nice lunch from Farro on the way to school.

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