Author Archives: cmcaton

About cmcaton

I am a Secondary Teacher and Head of Department Mathematics in Education Queensland. I am passionate about the development of pedagogy that engages the 21st century student and love to explore their implementation in the classroom. Disclaimer: The thoughts on this page are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.

Teach Tip Tuesday: Working through Change

In a year of huge change in QLD how can you work through it and come our positive at the end? I have 5 tips to help you through the year. Continue reading

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Teach Tip Tuesday: Find your driftwood

Attending PD is an aim for every teacher but what happens when it didn’t hit the mark. The answer is to find your piece of driftwood. Continue reading

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Teach Tip Tuesday: Set SMART Goals

Are you setting your school goals for this year? Do you need some help making them work for you? Check out this week’s post on Setting SMART goals and the thinking process behind it. Continue reading

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Teach Tip Tuesday: Managing the small stresses.

In a busy workplace with a new task every hour here’s 5 tips to managing all the small stresses before it overwhelms you. Continue reading

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Teach Tip Tuesday: Share with a Colleague

This week’s Teach Tip Tuesday asks you to share with your colleagues something positive. Help make someone’s day. Continue reading

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9 features of Adobe Reader DC you might not know about.

This week we look at 9 features in Adobe Reader that you might not have realised were there or that were useful. Continue reading

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“Work Smarter not Harder”

A teachers list is always as long as their arm. With never ending jobs to do, we need to work smarter not harder. Here are my top 5 strategies. Continue reading

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Teach Tip Tuesday: Streamline your parent phone calls

Take the stress out of making parent phone calls. Here are 5 tips to keep them short and concise. Continue reading

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Teach Tip Tuesday: Prepare for sick and absent days

Teach Tip Tuesday: 5 Tips to prepare for those unexpected sick days for a less stressful morning. Continue reading

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Teach Tip Tuesday: Feedback to students 

Help your students focus for the term by setting achievable goals. 5 Tips to help your students set goals. Continue reading

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