SEAL Programs for Year 7+

Making a difference – making a plan

Posted by on March 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

We can all make a difference. In 2010 Simon McKeon was recognised as Australian of the Year for “his efforts to support multiple Australian and international charities” (from Philanthropy, humanitariansm, and social enterprise deserve and demand attention. I wondered how I might pursue my interests and skills through a social enterprise, and so developed […]

Scholarship and SEAL students: Hypotheticals

Posted by on March 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Recent discussions in my course with GERRIC prompted/inspired me to develop an activity that directly addressed and invoked the creative and intellectual skills of gifted students. The activity is similar to one that I’ve used in many classrooms and demands a developed (or developing) capacity for higher-order thinking skills. It is particularly appropriate for Philosophy classes, yet […]

Letter to the Editor: Nuclear Power

Posted by on March 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

The study of English in classes all over Melbourne includes the ability to write persuasive pieces. Persuasive writing is tested in scholarship and SEAL exams, and through Outcome 3 and often Outcome 2 in VCE English. As an English tutor and mentor to gifted students in Melbourne I have developed with dozens of young minds […]

GBD web-site has a green light…

Posted by on March 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm

   Wow. I’ve not been party to the construction, development or administration of a site like this before, and it is complicated. So if you’ve been reading these pages and producing a list of errors and oversights (like I did when I previewed the site), be sure to present your findings in triplicate and lodge […]

Hello and welcome!

Posted by on March 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

Welcome to GBD Educations Services! GBD Education Services is the business of Angus Davison, a sole-trader engaged in education and consultation. I am a qualified and experienced classroom teacher, mainly of English, with experience in teaching in Victoria and overseas and of teaching overseas teachers. My full-time business of private tuition started in 2010 in […]