My teaching website – lessons learned

This teacher shares her exploits into teaching about relational databases and the lessons she herself learned. Read on…


During my last 3-week practical experience I had the opportunity to teach a Year 12 Information Processing & Technology (IPT) class.  I was lucky to have a great mentor that allowed me almost full-control of teaching the Relational Databases topic.

I decided to create a website that would ideally do the following:

  • hold all related topic information as well as provide access to in-class work and homework – accessible by students at anytime & anywhere as long as they had an Internet connection (this was identified to be the case through the online survey that students took in the first lesson)
  • promote an inquiry-based learning strategy by allowing students to comment replies and access readings/videos for further/extra learning (encouraging learning outside of specific curriculum requirements)
  • allow for the potential of a flipped-classroom style of learning – where the theory is learned at home, on the bus etc which then gives…

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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