Author Archives: Tamara Powell

About Tamara Powell

I'm a teacher embarking on the new role of Deputy Principal in 2015 at an independent, co-educational school. I am a full-time working mum of two. I love learning, I love reading and I love seeing my peers and my students engaged and inspired.

Learning from my nine-year old self

When I was a little girl I wanted to be the Prime Minister when I grew up. My goal was to be the first female PM of Australia. I had this dream for a number of years but it started … Continue reading

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Always look on the bright side of life

I never thought I was Little Miss Sunshine but apparently I am a very positive person (my husband may chortle at this one). Like all of us, I have my moments of negativity and, being quite an intuitive person, I … Continue reading

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With great power comes….

The responsibility that comes with leadership has been a common theme for me over the past two weeks. At its most basic level, the amount of tasks I am required to do, know about and understand has increased. I am, … Continue reading

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A new adventure

My work life took a new direction throughout 2014 which changed the goals I had initially set for this blog and my teaching in that time. Now I am embarking on a new phase, a promotion and a set of … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Multimedia Storytelling

Weekly Writing Challenge: Multimedia Storytelling. What a wonderful resource! This is exactly what I have been playing around with while programming for the new NSW 7-10 English Syllabus. Now to use it myself and challenge students with it too.

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Step 1: Start a blog

My first post to begin my navigation through the brave new world of the 21st Century educator. This year I set a professional goal to learn about new technology because, and I am somewhat ashamed to admit it, I am … Continue reading

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