Ok I think I got something

A quick ramble …

It’s ok to be unable to capture science for myself as content driven. It is actualy the ideas that science is constantly moving and student only get a captured moment which is stationary. Why do kids love TV because it is constantly evolving. MOVE MOVE MOVE Ao that is what I want to do. Make the connection for students that this is exciting. That is what I get excited and motivated about.


Plus having this “moment” made me realised that the teachers I loved in science were like this. I got the yr 8 science prize in year 8 Why? I wasn’t getting the best marks, I was lazy and didn’t do homework. Why because my teacher was trying to tell me that being enthusiastic and asking lots of questions and thinking beyond the textbook was ok. I am no Einstein but I had and still continue to have a scientific mind and that in inself is something to treasure, be proud of and use in my life. He also told my class that getting A’s was not what science was all about it was the questioning and analysis that mattered most.

Thanks Mr Richardson, 17 years on and I have finally understood why I got that prize and I thank-you for seeing it in me, it allowed me to believe in myself and love science as a less than perfect student

About Sarah

Currently teaching in Collingwood College as a science and outdoor education high school teacher. After a huge 2020 I have decided to change direction and later in the year plan to undertake a coding bootcamp... After training to be a teacher via a Diploma of Education and Masters in Chemistry via thesis on the effects of bushfire on receiving water bodies (Gippsland 2002-2003) at Monash University Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia I have been teaching in Secondary schools in Melbourne including Sophia Mundi Steiner School . I have been an active member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), represented Australia at the world Canoe Polo Championships, am keen on other sports: netball, basketball and road cycling. I am a keen gardener and owner of chickens as well as a German Shorthaired Pointer and mother to four children. Life is busy but I would not have it any other way!
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