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Saturday, 24 February 2007 ·

University teacher training can only teach you so much, there are many aspects of being a teacher that university does not prepare you for.

Checking books

Saturday, 17 February 2007 ·

At my school, one of our key values is “organisation”.  Organisation covers many things in our school, like lining up, walking on the left, and bringing the necessary equipment each day.  In the classroom, organisation is encouraged through regular book checks.

Generating random questions in Excel - Money

Saturday, 10 February 2007 ·

Excel, part of Microsoft Office, is great for working with numbers.  For a maths class, Excel can be used for standard applications like working with tables of data and creating graphs.  Other teaching and learning applications that I’ve seen include creating self-marking computer based worksheets, interactive worksheets using sliders and even randomly generating questions for paper worksheets.

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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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