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I wonder where do teachers who are not connected, who do not belong to Pinterest, who do not read blogs and who rarely go to TeachMeets get new ideas from? I wonder in fact, if perhaps they don’t? I wonder if the reason there are still so many blog posts and presentations to be found on ‘creating 21st century learners’ means that in most schools teachers still continue to work in ways they always have?

It is at moments when I am musing like this, that I feel thankful for all that I have. I work as part of an amazing team at an amazing school. A school that allowed me to explore my passion for blogging during a week in the UK recently. A school where we are encouraged to continuously push the boundaries in thinking, reading, teaching and learning. I feel thankful too that I genuinely love to learn and that more than anything I love to try new ideas in my classroom. As we move towards inquiry based learning, l I know that there are many new challenges ahead. More to learn and more to change.

Are you like me, a connected teacher? Do you love to learn? Do you thrive on new challenges? Would you like to become part of a dedicated and hard working team of teachers, who continuously strive to meet their students learning needs in interesting and new ways?

If you answered yes and you live in Sydney. Check out last weeks job’s pages at the Sydney Morning Herald as we have a maternity leave position coming up next year. Come and join an amazing team at an amazing school. Work harder than you ever thought possible and love every minute of it.

Feel free to email or tweet me @henriettami for further details.

Image taken in a UK classroom.

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  1. Jane Logan

    Henrietta, a timely post as I have spent the weekend putting together an application (my first ever) for this position. I was so impressed with Roseville College when I came to the TM last year that I jumped at the opportunity when a friend told me there was a position coming up. Who wouldn’t want to work in an environment like the one you describe here.
    Cheers
    Jane

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  4. Steve

    Hello Henrietta

    I am glad that you clearly seem to enjoy your job. I don’t find Pinterest particularly useful – which might be partly owing to my being a one-KLA high school teacher – although I am relatively “connected”, attend TeachMeets and read blogs (this one included), and am generally open to the “new”. However, one needs to be careful not to neglect existing, useful methodologies in a relentless pursuit of the “new”. On that note, I have concerns about your reference to the “move to inquiry based learning”, as this is essentially a descendent of 1960s “Discovery Learning”, which can be a great way of learning but should not be the dominant paradigm. Finally (and I really don’t mean to be offensive here) there would be a number of reasons why someone might not want to work at a rather expensive, private Anglican school.

    Kind regards from Steve

  5. henriettami

    no offense taken at ll Steve. On the other hand their might be excellent primary school teachers who would like to work in an environment where they are listened to, encouraged and enabled to achieve great things. I take your point too about Inquiry learning. I would argue though that structured properly though with student learning indicators and outcomes foremost, inquiry can be a powerful force for learning, motivation and engagement.

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  7. Hello Henrietta, this will be my last comment for EDM310 but, not my last visit to your site. Until this class I only had one perception of a how a classroom is run. Unfortunately it didn’t include half of what I have learned so far. I am hopeful that once I am a teacher I will be in an environment where I can flourish as well as you have.

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