We Are the Best

Scandinavian filmmakers seem to have mastered the art of telling serious stories with just the right amount of humour and whimsy to prevent their films from becoming bogged down in earnestness. Of course, we can’t apply such a sweeping generalisation to every filmmaker from the Nordic regions, but there certainly has been a series of […]

Education Update #23

Six Things We Need to Stop Saying in Education Teaching… Obviously teaching is a word that gets used quite often in the education setting, but I push you to try and eliminate it from your everyday vocabulary. When we say ‘teaching,’ we are talking about what we the educators are doing or not doing….read more […]

Don’t Fret: Free Music Continues

Are you suffering withdrawals since the finish of the SEED season at QPAC? Have you still got a hankering to catch fabulous free live music every weekend? Well, Brisbane Powerhouse can cure your craving with the Livespark program of musical performances. Every Sunday afternoon on the Turbine Platform, some of the best indie, pop and […]

The Church to Rock Bulimba

Australian rock legends The Church are headlining a huge day of free music, markets and fun this Sunday (August 31) at the annual RSL Bulimba Festival. One of Australia’s most enduring alternative rock acts, The Church is responsible for iconic songs such as Unguarded Moment, Under the Milky Way, Almost With You, Reptile, Metropolis and […]

Time is Running Out

If you haven’t yet visited the QUT Art Museum to see their current exhibits, then time is running out. Both Carol Jerrems; Photographic Artist and Agenda are absolutely free and absolutely worth seeing, but they both close very soon. Anybody with an interest in photography, and portraiture in particular, should definitely check out the collection […]

Fabulous Fiesta

Wow! Valley Fiesta 2014 is over and what a fabulous two days of live music it proved to be. The Valley rocked to some great bands and musicians and the atmosphere was terrific with great crowds on both days. On Saturday night, the rain failed to dampen spirits and both Dan Sultan and The Preatures […]

Education Update #22

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction As educators, we know that learning is not one size fits all. Yet differentiated instruction (DI) remains elusive as a major part of formal planning. Myths about DI persist despite work by respected advocates such as Carol Tomlinson, Susan Allan, Rick Wormeli, and Gayle Gregory. What follows are prominent misperceptions expressed about […]