Author Archives: Anthony_Perrotta

Innovation: The Reality of Tech-Enriched Learning

Exploring Innovation: As I continue to be entrenched in my current Masters of Education course (Innovation in Teaching and Learning), the dialogue about how creativity, innovation, teaching and learning can be defined has been on-going. From developing or rather revisiting … Continue reading

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From Prey to Predator: Laurie Transformed

Just yesterday I sat in a darkened movie theatre with over 150 Communications Technology students to watch Halloween (2018). It’s always a treat to sit and watch a horror film with teenagers in a shared space. Unlike most adults who … Continue reading

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Michael Myers and Our Shared Horror

With the release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018) today, I felt inspired to share my love of teaching horror. From a critical media literacy lens, the horror genre provides me with a great opportunity to engage in rich cultural … Continue reading

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Students and their Meaning

In reading Mark O’Connell’s Watching Skies, a deep personal and critical dive into the films of Steven Spielberg and Star Wars, I was reminded how personal the movie experience can be. As Mark shares personal insights of being “separated” from … Continue reading

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Cultural Responsive Pedagogy: Reflecting on Purpose

As a write this blog as part of  my own going reflection and my Masters of Education course Innovation in Teaching & Learning , I can confidently assert that I value the enrichment of professional learning. Throughout the course my teaching career, … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Day of School!

It’s the start of another school year and I can’t believe that it’s been 13 years since I walked into my first classroom as a permanent teacher. The pre-day butterflies I had then have persisted each and every year and … Continue reading

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“Wicked” and the “art” of Decoding Difference

As a parent and teacher, its hard at times to be optimistic about the world in which your children and students live. Perhaps, never in my own lifetime, has there been such an sense of dismay; a culture that seems … Continue reading

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