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Cannington Community School Perth

It was wonderful to work with the “teams” at Cannington. 6 groups that comprised teaching staff and learning assistants. The research based strategies from Day 2 of Ruby Payne’s work provides great understanding of how different young people learn and think. It gives loads of strategies for scaffolding work so that students can see what learning is required.  Thank you for inviting me Andrew.

Posted on: March 13, 2014

Welcome to 2014

Back on the air!!! sorry about gap in blogging have sorted it out I think. 20 14 has started with a busy round of workshops in Toowoomba, Townsville and Perth. Thanks to all those who hosted me, I met so many extraordinary teachers, all doing a great job. Have a fabulous year

Posted on: February 13, 2014

Kath’s Journal

NEW TAKE ON OUR WORK:TOOLKIT FOR TEACHER AIDES WENT OVER A TREAT!! The wonderful teacher aides at Kilkivan Primary School were our guinea pigs for the toolkit we have put together for teacher aides to use to support the students they work with. Many thanks to Kath Elliot, for her handout on Learning Disorders and Disabilities. Sal’s background in Special Ed working with children with high order disabilities means she can give excellent advise for children with diagnosed disability. Chunking was the big message as well as planning and goal setting in a way that gives visual prompts and allows for mini steps and lots of celebration on the way. Kilkivan is a great little school, very friendly staff, many thanks to Stuart Bell for organising us to visit and special thanks to the ladies in the office for their assistance on the day.

Posted on: December 5, 2013

Wonthaggi Secondary cup day training

It was great to see some familiar faces at Wonthaggi Secondary College, it continues to be a school that takes extra care to provide alternative learning options. Staff from both McBride and Dudley Campuses attended and discussion centred around catering for all students, whatever their need may be.  Thanks to Gaye and Jacqui for organising my keynote there.

Posted on: November 6, 2013

New connections with Hawker Brownlow

Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions will be managing our bookings for Dr Ruby Payne’s work after this month, will keep you posted on processes for bookings for “Understanding Poverty” “Research Based Strategies” and “Bridges Out of Poverty” with myself and Sally.

Posted on: November 2, 2013

How Good is the New Website?

Really excited  about the launch of Beewiseinc new website. Many many thanks to Ben Macdonald a whizz with websites and very very patient, find him at he is working on “commonality” a share website, check it out. The site looks wonderful thanks to Alan Sudweeks ( yes he is related!) Thanks so much Al. Al is a talented graphic artist of many years experience in advertising, you can contact him through us. Kath H

Posted on: November 2, 2013

Welcome to my blog

Just back from Kilkivan and Toowoomba where I ran a tactile learniing activity in several classroom. It was amazing, students didn’t want to finish up, kept going after the bell…I reckon that is a pretty good test of effectiveness.

It is a simple idea where students map their local community on large $2 shop tarps. It is a wonderful group learning task, where everyone has a role, have a look in our workshops under “Teach me so that I can see it, touch it and move

Many thanks to Racheal at Toowoomba North and Amelia and Robyn at Kilkivan.

Both schools are great examples of learning communities that have sooo much going for them, especially involved teachers, so committed to what they do and gorgeous kids, just lapping up learning.


Posted on: July 19, 2013