I believe that good teaching and learning occurs when the student is placed at the centre of the learning and engaged through tasks where they are active participants. This can, and should, occur both inside and outside the classroom in order to provide authenticate and real-world learning experiences.
I am a great believer in using technology to enhance learning, but not to the detriment of it - good pedagogy must come first, and where possible students should encounter a range of tangible media. Technology, when used appropriately and underpinned by good teaching and learning, can empower students to take more control of their own learning.
I employ the use of flipped and blended strategies as tools to support inquiry, project, and problem-based learning models. I feel these constructivist techniques provide an environment with which students may thrive and enjoy learning for learning’s sake and put them on the path to become lifelong learners with a genuine interest in furthering their knowledge in a variety of areas.
Ultimately I believe that children learning through the act of doing, and by supporting this notion across our subjects and grades, we can ensure that students leave school prepared life in the 21st Century.