Go Noni!



As part of SBS Australia’s reality show “Go Back To Where You Came From” – six ordinary Australians following the harrowing journey of refugees – a simulation game has been created. This was an incredible documentary which can be viewed online. The simulation game would be useful with older students to examine the complex issues involved in the current “boat people’ debate.

Thanks Jane Knight!

Too funny!

Here is Julia.

Julia is busy.

Julia is important.

She has an idea.

She calls it “My school.”

See Julia smile.

“Look parents!”, said Julia.

“Look teachers!”, said Julia.

“I have a website.’

“It is good”, said Julia.

“It will weed out bad teachers.”

“It will compare school performance.”

The website crashed.

It is bad.

“Wake up Julia!” said the teachers.

“NAPLAN is a diagnostic test!”

“It is not an achievement test.”

“Wake up, Julia!”, said the Principals.

“Myschool is not helpful”

“Myschool is simplistic.”

See the media run!

See them publish a league table!

See no change to student learning.

Wake up Julia!

(Apologies to the “Gay Days” Basal reader, NSW Dept Education…somewhere in the twilight zone of the 1960′s)

I’ m back!

After months and months of absenteeism, I have decided to start blogging again. My addiction to Facebook curtailed my blogging. But I am still pondering the question…….is blogging becoming outdated?