How I Teach: Ross Halliday
by Joey Feith
The more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post is from a great teacher adding a whole lot of “Fizz” to the #physed community:
Name: Ross Halliday
Where Are You From: Ayrshire, Scotland
Where Do You Teach: Melbourne, Australia
One word that best describes how you teach: Relentlessly
What apps/tools/resources can’t you live without?
My iPad is pretty much a daily fixture in lessons. I also have a penchant for giant screens in my gym using a projector, I love ‘showing’ things to the kids visually. I work with google drive/ forms a lot these days . I do use lots and lots of apps, possibly too many to name but the important thing is that I only use them to help the kids get to where they need to go. No gimmicks.
What do your #physed classes look like?
Lots of activity, students teaching each other and working in small groups, technology hubs, often chaotic harmony is the atmosphere!
What’s the most unique thing about your teaching?
You only need to explore the amazing #physed community online to know there is rarely something truly unique to our teaching. Being part of this online PLN humbles me and drives me to improve. I would hope my students would say what’s evident is my desire to get better, pursue excellence, try new things and have the courage to make mistakes! Not sure if that makes me unique though!
What’s the best teaching advice you’ve ever received?
Be yourself and NEVER stop getting better, work on improving every single day for the sake of the faces staring back at you. As teachers, we owe it to our students to be our best.
Where can people find you online?
I would love people to visit my blog and connect with me at www.makingpefizz.com
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