Welcome to our class wiki!

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Latest messages from Mr Tiffen:

27/06/14: "Have a great break everybody. You've earned a holiday (well most of you have!) and it's important to recharge the batteries a bit before Term 3. This will be a very busy term which will require a lot of hard work, however the finish line is finally in sight! :)

"It's very important that you complete all of your holiday homework. That includes the ULP task handed out on Thursday, and to read the novel 'The Mind of a Thief' by Patti Miller. Some backgorund research on Aboriginal land rights issue is also highly recommended.

"See you next term!"

20/05/14: "Here are the instructions for uploading your Powerpoint presentation:

- Go to the page 'Our class: Who Am I?'

- Press 'Edit' (top right corner)

- 'File'

- 'Upload file' (find your presentation on your device)

- Once file is uploaded, click on it and it should appear on the 'Our class: Who Am I?' page

- Press 'Save' (top right corner)

"If you have any problems please let me know asap. Upload all by our next class on Thursday, and as they appear you can start viewing those that are there. Enjoy!"

"Aaron why is your presentation on the home page??"

Important dates:

Creating & Presenting SAC 1: Tuesday 24th June, 2-4pm

"This wiki is an important resource, it can be used for messages, class handouts, missed work, chat forums, links to other websites and many other things. Access it regularly throughout the year.

"If you're new to the wiki then have a look around and familiarise yourself with its features. I will be continually adding more as we go. Also, you are free to add your own resources to share with the class - several of the resources already here have been left by previous students. Wikis work best when everybody contributes."

Mr Tiffen


Some quotes regarding our context Identity & Belonging
  1. "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi
  2. "If you understood everything I said, you’d be me." – Miles Davis
  3. "Who are we but the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and believe?" – Scott Turow
  4. "Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known." – Chuck Palahniuk
  5. "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." – Oscar Wilde
  6. “My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn't, couldn't end there. At least that's what I would choose to believe." – Barack Obama
  7. "At least when one speaks of oneself one is passionate, well-informed and specific." – Jan Neruda
  8. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you." – George R.R. Martin
NB: These quotes are sourced from http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/identity
some more:
"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates." ~Thomas Szasz, writer
"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself." ~Alan Alda
"If you don't get lost, there's a chance you may never be found." ~AuthorUnknown

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My email is: tiffen.benjamin.b@edumail.vic.gov.au


I'm just going to place this here...

So Creating and Presenting is about thinking laterally, right?
Well, I downloaded a [[#|new app]] ( A year of riddles) and figured it relates to English
because of the lateral thinking to solve riddles. Anywho!! Riddle me this :)

"Three lives have I,
Gentle enough to sooth the skin
Light enough to caress the sky
Hard enough to crack rock"
"What does man love more than life,
Fear more that death or mortal strife,
What the poor have, the rich require,
And what contended men desire,
What the miser spends,
And the spendthrift saves
And all me carry to their graves?"

"I'm sometimes white and always wrong.
I can break a heart and hurt the strong.
I can build love or tear it down.
I can make a smile or bring a frown."

"A warrior amongst the flowers,
he bears a thrusting sword.
He uses it whenever he must
To defend his golden hoard."

(Answers at the very bottom)

"What I love about English is that there are often no right or wrong answers. Your viewpoint can be just as valid as mine or anybody else's. It is a subject in which anybody can succeed - all it takes is regular application throughout the year."

- Mr Tiffen


Riddle answers;
- A lie
-A be