The Person with the Most Badges Wins

eLearning Modules to the Max Our team has just gone through the process of completing a series of modules to learn about a new interface – not a new application – a new interface which holds the same data and…

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Gun Control or Gun Rights

I've updated the popular pack of worksheets on Gun Control to a Google Apps version. It loads all the worksheets on to a series of Google Docs and nests them in a Google Site. HERE Gun Control | Gun Rights…

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Speechwriting Tips

Single Pack of Worksheets or now in a Value-Add Bundle A good speech is like a good play, movie, or song. It is a form of entertainment. And like all entertainment, if it doesn't entertain, then the feedback is immediate. There…

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It’s Abandoned

Look for these spooky Abandoned locations on Google Maps and explore their wonder on Street View. Quality worksheets that prompt the student to use the navigation tools on Google Maps and explore a bit closer to answer the questions. There…

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What’s the point?

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The Mikurrunya Hills

[video width="1904" height="1062" mp4="https://malcombrown.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/12.-Analysing-the-Sentences_PREVIEW_HB.mp4"][/video]   A short preview of the final lesson loaded to my Australian Indigenous Language course - fun use of Google Studio

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Skill Set

My interests are varied and my skills are wide ranging. Reach out if you have a project that we can do together that involves sharing knowledge or presenting information. [infogram id="9156c0b6-46c7-491a-a760-e0f4ee44e186" prefix="4SO" format="interactive" title="Skill Set"]

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Classroom Worksheets That Work

My Middle School titles are piling up and can just about all reviewed on my store at Teachers Pay Teachers. Please wander over to see if anything may suit your class. Curriculum packs range from Google Maps (my most popular…

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How to Speak an Australian Indigenous Language

Sign up for language lessons here Ever thought about learning an indigenous language? If so, the measured and comprehensive course of simple visual lessons will walk you through the important aspects of a typical indigenous language. The case study is…

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The Indigenous Way

Free Download Click here for the Workbook This Scrapbook is part of an integrated Case Study we have created that includes 50 pages of interactive study learning about a traditional indigenous life style, comparing it with the student's own life…

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Be the Funstar at Work

FREE download(CLICK HERE) of a jam-packed collection of things you could do to brighten your office, your team, your staff room. Everyone in your workplace has a different idea as to what fun means, and what it means to make…

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Indigenous Language Week @ SGS

Great session at SGS in Notting Hill on Thursday - plenty of interest in my account of my years as a linguist in Central Australia and the Pilbara Region - and we had some fun wrapping our tongues around some…

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Mentors I Have Known

Short presentation about the difference between mentoring and coaching - is there a difference. I have experience a range of mentors over the journey and they have all contributed to my progress. Some with great impact. https://youtu.be/Nq0XlkChyJk

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I’m a great fan of Toastmasters

Toastmasters is a great organisation that has taught me so much about leadership and communication. Its meetings are like mini-laboratories where I can try out things, get feedback and then try them again. I practice all my major presentations and…

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Look what I found!

Maths Chase is a free site where you can quickly test your times tables. The site is a very simple game but kids find it a fun way to learn their times tables.  

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Need a Speech Written?

Always happy to write a speech for any situation. Please give me a call or send me a chat and I'll see what we can do. Funny how speech requests come at the very last minute and there is often…

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Your Growth Mindset

Although this book hasn't had 100% great reviews from the pundits, I must say that I enjoyed the sentiments that it focuses on. Since reading the material about how important it is to focus on avoiding a fixed mindset, I've…

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Rewarding your employees

https://youtu.be/c6PAbuOGoO4   There has always been a school of thought that employees are motivated by reward or acknowledgement. A congrats, a thank you, a well done, even a medal. But the sort of employee you want is the type that…

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Practice Made Me Imperfect

https://youtu.be/2NHgylieGfg There is always a danger that over-practicing anything will take the spontaneity away from any presentation and so how does a presenter ensure that each presentation has a level of newness about it?

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Officeworks National Conference

Three days and one night was quite intense, but being prepared and well rehearsed made the period all very achievable with no surprises. ........ And script, for those interested: 2018 National Sales Meeting Master Script

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How To Be The Funniest Person In The Room

Another curriculum pack for the Middle School classroom students. Some great activities here to learn how to fine tune your humor attitude.  Look through your laugh lens, and silly spectacles to how the world really is. It is hilarious. These…

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Spooked by Clowns?

Free printable from my Clowns & Slapstick pack. 17 pages of a great cross-curriculum theme. And here is a free sample page you can download for your own use. Try it out.

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Free Printable Lesson Starter Topic: GRAFFITI

Some great investigative worksheets on the cross-curriculum topic of Graffiti. Here I have used student interest in the topic to explore various cross-curriculum areas such as math, social science, debate, visual arts, and history. I find the cross curriculum nature…

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How to Tell a Joke

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After Effects

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Public Speaking Pack

My new Public Speaking worksheets are now up and running. More than 20 pages of tips, ideas and starters for delivering that killer speech - with confidence. Every student should be equipped to speak publicly and confidently before they leave…

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Winner Winner

Always a great challenge participating in speaking competitions and it is such a great feeling being successful. Judging can sometimes be a mystery, but the important thing is to participate and enjoy the experience. Congratulations to all the participants and…

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Speaking Competitions

Speech contests are all about personal growth and tonight I'll be participating in two competitions at the Berwick RSL - Table Topics and International Speech Competition. Should be an exciting night, and at least I can say that I am…

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Induction

The on boarding process is so important for any new team member. It is essential for the team leader to devote at least the first week to any new team member's induction so that the standards and expectations are set from the…

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Back to School

Quoting for bulk back to school deliveries is in full swing, and we are getting close to the due date for any deliveries in December. Any school that needs a delivery in December, need to have their order in by…

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Anyone Can Use a Speechwriter

  It is more important to be an effective speaker than to deliver a perfect speech.  The best public speakers typically give more value to effectiveness in communication than they do to perfection. When they make a mistake, their reaction will…

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Nailed it

2500 words on a topic that I was not familiar with Keynote speech to be delivered by the CEO of a Software company to an audience of prospective buyers 23 hours notice Speaker unknown, company unknown, topic unfamiliar DONE Everyone…

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Compering gives you special access

If you are the compere of any event, your access to behind the scenes activity is an eye opener. I have yet to meet any keynote speaker, confident speaker or even a practiced speaker who does not have some nervous…

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When Will I Learn?

I have recently had to learn another lesson, and again the learning is about me not being able to suppress my ego. I had decided to visit another speaking club - a neighbouring one - and enthusiastically participated in the…

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Q and A

If you are waiting for a workshop or talk to commence, as the facilitator, you could always start an informal Q and A session with the audience to see if they have any questions. It is a great way to…

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The Principles

This made an impact on me. Not all original content, but some very thought provoking concepts and links. I particularly followed up on The Principles - management principles - that made Breakwater Associates great. The Principles of management at Breakwater…

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Transferrable Skills

Communication skills Speaking effectively Writing concisely Listening attentively Expressing ideas Facilitating group discussion Providing appropriate feedback Negotiating Perceiving nonverbal messages Persuading Reporting information Describing feelings Interviewing Editing   Research & Planning skills Forecasting predicting Creating ideas Identifying problems Imagining alternatives…

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It’s all in the detail

Before I started working in retail, I had thought running a shop was just about putting an A frame on the road out the front, and getting the customer to leave their money on the fridge whenever they bought something.…

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Team Engagement

When I look after a team and expect high performance, to me, it is about team engagement. And team engagement is mainly about communication - real communication. I have been battling with how to achieve this level of real communication…

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Speak UP!

Great news! - I have completed my pack of worksheets about Speech Writing techniques for Middle School students, and uploaded it here. The contents of the pack include: - Analyzing Donald Trump's acceptance speech - Learning about Alliteration in speeches…

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Elements of Eloquence

Great book on the different techniques to turn a perfect phrase in English. It's no just about alliteration and the 'rule of three' - this book as 35 more techniques that can be used to shape an ordinary phrase in…

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Letter to Son about New iPhone Present

Dear Gregory Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. You are a good & responsible 13 year old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations. Please…

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Updating the Locals

I went to a neighbourhood community group meeting last night where leaders from local groups were invited to attend and link up. It was great. There were a couple of guest speakers that referred to local plans, a forum and…

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Teaching Anti-Bullying

It can help to recognise bullying by breaking down ways that it can occur. These worksheets focus on two types of common so-called 'humor' bullying: pranks, and sarcasm Neither humor type is intended to make the victim feel good about…

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Famous Comedy Fun Pack

Thought of Teaching Funny Ha-Ha Tricks and Tips? It is so much fun and super-engaging for every student. With this pack of worksheets and you can teach your students about different types of funny-ness. 70 pages of easy-to-follow worksheets requiring…

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Curriculum on Comedy

How much fun would a comedy curriculum be! The funny teacher from your childhood probably didn't exist, but the teacher who taught you how to master comedy certainly didn't exist. I dream of a curriculum on comedy. Where students analyze…

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Gamification

Intrinsic awards can work better than extrinsic awards, so to apply an overlay of gamification to your team as an incentive can prove to be very effective.   LEVEL Description Features Distinguished (DTM) To achieve DTM status the Team Member…

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Rewards and Awards

When considering rewards for effort within a team it is important not to overcrowd the intrinsic motivation with extrinsic motivations. If a person or team is motivated to achieve and do well and this motivation comes from within then to…

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