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Analytical essay writing – Film clip analysis

January 19, 2014

Over the past month I’ve enjoyed the activity of working on several analytical essays, but not for literary texts. Instead, the study has been for the analysis of music video clips including songs and videos of “Dolphin’s Cry” by Live, “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons, “Tribute” by Tenacious D, and “Everlong” by […]

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Scholarship test Writing Skills: Focus

December 11, 2013

This is yet another 20 min short creative writing piece, this time in response to the image/prompt of “A cat having their tummy tickled”. For a word document version of much better presentation and formatting than what is shown here email me at angus@gbdeducation.com.au. Remember, your goal is to produce focused writing by: • illustrating […]

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Film Clip Analysis – The prestige: “Hello Stanley”

December 11, 2013

I’m going to consider for this analysis the section of the clip of “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons that I call “The prestige” that runs from 2 mins 14 seconds to 2 mins 52 secs. A title for this part of the narrative might be “Hello Stanley”. You can view the music […]

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English language – Analysing text for English Language

November 26, 2013

This post presents a language analysis that might match the demands of Outcome 3a for VCE English, but aims to do so using the knowledge and field from the subject of English Language. I cannot post a link to the article studied for this analysis (although I have a copy!), but I present that the […]

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Options for reading

November 26, 2013

I am, and always have been, an avid reader (and writer!). Reading is many things, including: a habit; a skill; a tool; a challenge; a pleasure; a terrible seven-letter word; a wonderful opportunity. I’m lucky – I know a lot about reading! One of my jobs as a mentor to gifted students is to recognise […]

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A meta-cognitive approach to gifted education practices

November 26, 2013

This post serves to present some of the pedagogical matters I seek to address in mentoring gifted students, and to demonstrate the methods by which these different matters may be achieved. For a word document version of much better presentation and formatting than what is shown here email me at angus@gbdeducation.com.au. Van-Tassel Baska (1986) describes […]

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Brainstorming – Creative Writing

October 26, 2013

One thing I understand about learning is that there are different ways to approach a problem. Planning for creative writing is always a good idea, as such enables the brain to follow a prepared path to pursue one’s imaginations. Planning creatively is also a good idea, and one way to achieve this practice is to […]

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Williams Model Matrix for Gifted Students

October 26, 2013

Just some interesting questions for a response to a great read of The Next 100 Years by George Friedman. For a word document version of much better presentation and formatting than what is shown here email me at angus@gbdeducation.com.au. Williams Model Matrix – The Next 100 Years Paradox How can predictions about a future surprise […]

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Outcome 2 – Encountering Conflict: Truth essay

September 7, 2013

“Facts and truth often do little to prevent individuals from engaging in conflict” To present that “Facts and truth often do little to prevent individuals from engaging in conflict” is to grossly understate the volatile conditions of human society in which facts and truth are often the cause of conflict between individuals, let alone cause […]

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Romeo and Juliet – Text Response

September 7, 2013

“Masters of their destiny, victims of their fate.” Shakespeare’s tragic play of Romeo and Juliet is a masterful work, in that the language and performance inspires, sways and impresses audiences, but the story itself is not one that we should give a great deal of undue merit. The lessons learned from the unfortunate pair are […]

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