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I am wife to Wes, mum to Phoebe and Camilla, music tragic, photographer, lazy gardener and long-time vegetarian.

For more than 25 years I have been learning the art-science of teaching in Western Australia.

This blog began in 2012 while part time study at the University of Western Australia focused passion for understanding change dynamics and curriculum innovation.  Shift has led me to current work as an Education Officer using eLearning to connect.

I have been a literacy coordinator, fiction writer, Year 12 coordinator, Middle School team leader, curriculum coordinator, associate Deputy and gifted and talented coordinator.

Which explains the blog title; what we do as teachers is being unlearned and relearned. We are redefining purpose amid a tech-driven paradigm shift.  Meanwhile, devolution and accountability are shifting the landscape. Where we’re headed is uncertain.

As teachers

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our roles require tolerance for ambiguity (Fullan, 2001).

Views expressed in this blog are mine, with grateful acknowledgement of those inspiring thinkers, writers, teachers and leaders who, by sharing, ensure that benefits multiply.

Thanks for being here now. Your thoughts and responses are valued – invitation implied!

Selected reference

Fullan, M, (2001). Leading in a culture of change. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2012 4:15 am

    Sam,

    Love the title of the blog 😉

    Noticed you are on a gıfted programme – you might also like Krissy’s blog – http://venspired.com/

    Take care,

    T..

    • August 14, 2012 12:39 am

      Thanks for your comment, Tony. Title encapsulates my practice (evolving).
      Sam

  2. November 2, 2014 12:24 pm

    Sam – my youngest daughter is named Phoebe!! A few cherished thoughts from painter Richard Diebenkorn (yes, hometown favorite), from his notes on beginning a painting: “Tolerate chaos” & “Attempt what is not certain.” The only words on display in my office.

  3. November 2, 2014 3:27 pm

    Hi Eric. Thanks for the instructional signposts. Painting as a metaphor for life…
    As to Phoebe (funny coincidence), we hijacked the name from the theme song to Nanny & the Professor.

  4. December 27, 2015 2:18 am

    I couldn’t agree more. I am a teacher in the US and your phrase: “Meanwhile, devolution and accountability are shifting the landscape. Where we’re headed is uncertain.” hit me where it hurts. Way to write about it with such continued passion rather than letting it devolve you! Good luck. What you do is important and it matters.

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