About me

I’m a high school teacher who’s passionate about politics, history, music and combating injustice. And basketball and the AFL Carlton Blues. I taught in western Sydney for five years before moving to a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory in 2012. I set this blog up mainly to write about educational issues, but will cover other issues from time to time. I tweet @jarvis001. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed here are my own and not those of my employer or anyone else, except where otherwise stated.

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3 thoughts on “About me

  1. I have very limited techno access. I am also passionate about Aboriginal issues having taught in Aboriginal Education in TAFE NSW, lived in several remote NT communities and tutored at Yipperinya School and Batchelor Institute. I believe there is not enough input from Aboriginal sources in remote educational situations where English may still be a second or third language and cultural activities are the most important form of education, and there is not enough relevance in the curriculum to interest Aboriginal students. I will be interested to learn more of your experienc don’t tweet or Facebook as I consider those are exploitative forms of media.

  2. Hello, great insights here that I’ve enjoyed reading. I’m hoping to do remote service teaching in a similar area in a few years with my kids, I’d love to hear more about how you found it with kids. Also, any recommendations on books or resources to read before going? I would be really grateful for any advice. My email is oliviawoodburne(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks!

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