Recently I have been increasingly curious about the expression ‘Cultural Appropriation’. This term was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017 and is defined as “... the taking over of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural group from another. It is in general used to describe Western appropriations of non‐Western… Continue reading Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation? A debatable question for Dance
Two weeks ago I led a workshop for the PHE department focused on developing and improving our use of technology to enhance learning, specifically the use of iPads. This was actually supposed to take place in December but as I had ruptured my Achilles tendon playing Ultimate Frisbee (!) we decided to reschedule for when… Continue reading iPads in Physical & Health Education
There’s no doubt about it, one of the great things about being a teacher is the long summer holiday in July and August. No one can quite understand how welcome that break is after a full academic year of teaching, unless you’ve actually been a teacher yourself. But, no matter how well-earned it may be,… Continue reading Summer holidays well-spent
Bula! It turns out keeping up with a blog is not that easy. Since starting back in September, this is only my third post. I have been meaning to write something for a while and have left myself countless post-it reminders and ideas about content but am only just getting around to it now. Work… Continue reading Service learning in Fiji
Today I received praise for the work I have done in my first half semester since joining this school and it has had such an uplifting, positive and attitude-changing effect on me. I think sometimes we feel that we are too mature to need praise. I work hard because that is just my work ethic,… Continue reading Don’t underestimate the value of praise
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