Dr Terrell Neuage teaching philosophy.pdf  resume.pdf  teaching couple with Bernarda (Narda) Biemond

Broadcast Journalism is a course I am currently teaching at Dalian American International School. I upload my lessons to Google Sites -   https://sites.google.com/a/daischina.org/drneuage/

2011 - 2012 school year. When I was given a middle school class for publication at the start of my employment at DAIS one of my first initatives was to have a news and events segment that would be produced by my class and shared with the whole school. I called it DAISlive. We had one inexpensive video camera and Microsoft's Movie Maker as an editor. Our elementary music teacher, Ms. Biemond, had her students create jingles for the start of the video. The videos were aired twice a week; I put them in a shared drive and teachers would play the clips on their smartboards or overhead projectors. We would have news about upcoming events in sports and activites throughout the school as well as a teacher profile and our Sea Dragons of the week. Sea Dragons are our students of the week who are selected based on their work/attitude/behavior within the school. We also featured short tutorials and a variety of bits and pieces that would be of interest to the school community.

2012 - 2013 school year. This school year I have DAISlive as part of my high school course, Broadcast Journalism. We have been given a large room to build a studio in and we will be purchasing video equipment to improve our broadcast. Students started learning the software, Power Director, and how to become effective journalists; presenting and producing news. Our shows are pre-recorded and shown twice a week. This year we have divided DAISlive between high school and elementary with the elementary broadcast being called DAISlive Junior.

A few examples of this year's broadcasts are at http://www.youtube.com/daislive

My middle school course of publication is focusing on creating a school magazine called DAIS-in-Focus. We are using InDesign and the Adobe Creative Suite to produce it.

My personal teaching philosophy

is an evolving model based on experience, observation, continuing education and keeping an open mind to changes in society and technology.  Learning and teaching coexist. My ability to teach is based on adaptation; not only to social-cultural influences and events, but also to challenges of rapidly changing modes of communication available, which exist without a geo-centred base.

As a facilitator of technology, computer teacher, and director of technology

I am always learning. As a teacher I value the input of my students. My teaching model is a collaborative one. I collaborate with my students, as well as with other faculty and our local community. I am continually seeking best practice to adapt my teaching to the needs of my students.


is based on respect and the understanding that actions have logical consequences.  I present choices and their logical consequences in order to maintain order. If there is a disruption I look for needs within the individual which may not be being met. There is always something outside of the classroom that needs addressing; it could have been a difficult time at the Roman Forum, or a bad gladiator fight, or a mean comment on Facebook, or a World War or famine. What happens outside of the classroom needs to be separated and once understood teaching can commence.

I have taught

kindergarten and university classes and every single grade between. What I bring to the teaching arena is creativity, not just my own, but the released creativity of my students. I present opportunities and tools of presentation, or simply I teach and integrate computing across the curriculum.

Professional Development

I also have a strong commitment to professional development, working with other teachers and staff to facilitate their use of technology within their curriculum. There are several reasons for this. Aside from my own love of technology, students are excited about technology. What was new a decade ago is normal and mainstream to a ten year old today. The World Wide Web was new twenty years ago and to those in their 20s it is not only normal, but it always was, just as cars and airplanes are to those over fifty. On-line social networking may be only a decade and a half old and Facebook and Twitter four years old but this is so ‘main stream’ now that it seems as if it has been available for much longer. The iPad is six months old as of October 2010 but there is already anticipation of iPad 2 which will be released later this year. I not only listen to students to be aware of what they are doing on-line but ask myself would it work as a learning tool? For education to be relevant it needs to appeal to the student.
see my professional development page at Albany Academy.

(see http://neuage.co/portfolio/evidence.htm for more lesson plan examples)

  Principles of Education

Goa India July 2009 neuage corporation Independent schools photos cardettes One of the important principles of education for me is that learning  should be 'real', relevant and connected to the world. To this end I developed a program offering students workshops in which they were able to work with a professional advertising agency. This gave them the opportunity to apply their learning in the computer classroom to the 'real' world. It was an exciting and successful experience for students. They completed 12 weeks, attending these sessions after school once a week. This project gave many disillusioned eighth students new motivation and enthusiasm as they learned firsthand what it takes to become successful in the world of advertising. From analysing* successful ads to creating our own ads using real JWT production equipment, students found themselves immersed in an exciting field of real world applications. I am able, as an educator, to think 'outside the box' and find creative ways to engage my students, and I offer this experience as an example of this. Youth AD is the result of much collaboration among RGA, JWT Advertising Company, the Prep for Prep club, and the OneClub in New York City. JWT is one of the most famous names in advertising history. The agency has an enormous impact on this field, with 200 offices in 90 different countries.

Prep for Prep and the OneClub Adversity are nonprofit organizations that will be assisting us throughout the curriculum in various ways.

Here is the outline of the first week's activity.
The rest is online at http://neuage.us/RGA/week1.html

Week 1 - Introduction to Advertising
February 25 2009

  1. Intro to advertising (print, radio, TV, online)
  2. JWT agency video
  3. Overview of nine-week curriculum
  4. Define the roles within the agency: Account, planning, creative

Tour of the agency
Q & A
Students were asked to write about their first impressions...
Please go to http://neuage.us/RGA/week1.html to continue...

* spelling is Australian dictionary

Today working on picture poem links starting around "better" (January 26, 2013). Picture poems are the digital format of work I did as a street artist in New Orleans in the 1970s, as well as New York City, Honolulu, San Francisco and Adelaide South Australia









(c) Terrell Neuage 2011

you were a butterfly