About me

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My name is Tomaz Lasic, the author of “Human”.

I’m a father of two, a husband to one and only, a friend to many, high school teacher, makerspace manager, researcher, blogger, tweeter, water polo player and coach, soccer dad, runner … with an endless ‘to do’ list, (un)helpfully tall, fascinated by and bad at many things.

Over the years, and in no particular order, I have completed a Masters Degree (Research) in Education, taught in secondary schools (with mostly at-risk youth), taught, mentored and supervised pre-service and early career teachers, played and coached water polo from junior to elite levels, worked at Moodle HQ and so on.

I have been a teacher since 2000. I have taught Humanities (geography, history, economics, politics, philosophy & ethics) from lower to upper secondary school and have recently expanded into Design and Technology. I currently work in a government school in a low socio-economic area of Perth as a Design & Technology teacher and Makerspace Manager (our Makerspace website). I also collaborate with a counselling psychologist at Relational Teaching. helping teachers understand, manage the emotional aspects of their work and build better relationships with students and colleagues.

I am eternally interested in in “why things happen (in education) the way they do?”

I live with family near Fremantle in Western Australia.

Want to get in touch?

email: moodlefan at gmail dot com

on Twitter (@lasic)

on LinkedIn

or comment below…


I used to have my own domain & blog at tomazlasic.net  Let’s just say I don’t need it anymore – anything that was there is (back) here now. Apologies for any broken links.

11 thoughts on “About me”

  1. Hi Tomaz,

    I’ve just had a look at your site – it looks terrific. You really inspire me with the work you’re doing and the discussions you initiate. THANKS!


  2. Tomaz, I simply enjoy reading what you have to express. The thought “…but I am wary of adding to the glut of hype” struck me. Since I changed the name of my blog from TeachTech to Watershed I have felt a burden had been lifted. I blog about all sorts of stuff now. You are right, there is a lot of hype.
    Cheers, John.

  3. Hello Tomaz,

    I’m Duane from Packt, a UK based publishing company specializing in focused IT books. You can read more about us at http://www.packtpub.com

    From your website, I see that your have an interest in Moodle. We have recently released a new book called Moodle Administration, which you can read more about here: http://www.packtpub.com/moodle-administration-guide/book

    If you’re interested in reviewing this book, do let me know along with your shipping details and I will be happy to send you a copy.

    Thank You,

  4. Tomaz

    I found your site by a wonderful serendipity. Congratulations on developing such a delightful, thought-provoking site.

    Life out of the water is suiting you!

    My very best wishes


  5. Hi, Tomaz,

    I’m writing to you from the Great Books Foundation to let you know about our new professional development website: http://www.GreatTeacherGreatResults.org. I hope you’ll take a look at the site and consider sharing information about this continuing education opportunity with other educators in your community.

    The Great Books Foundation offers professional development opportunities to teachers of all subject areas, and the Great Teachers Great Results website features videos and resources that demonstrate why it works and how it gets results. I hope you’ll take a few moments to visit the site—and please download the free PDF, which has some great tips about effectively using questions in the classroom.

    I’ve included some additional information about the Great Books Foundation below, and I’d be more than happy to answer your questions or provide you with any additional information you might need. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

    Elliot Greene

  6. Dear Tomaz Lasic,

    you are nominated for the “Top 100 Language Blogs 2009” competition. Congratulations! After last year’s success the bab.la language portal and Lexiophiles language blog are hosting this year’s worldwide language blog competition once again. We are confident to surpass more than the 350 blogs which entered the competition in 2008.

    We have made two major changes to last year:

    1. Due to the amount of blogs we have created categories.
    (Language Learning/Language Teaching/Language Technology/
    Language Professionals)
    You are in category Language Learning
    2. User voting will count 50% towards final score

    Voting will start on July 8, leaving you enough time to prepare your readers for the upcoming voting. Voting will close on July 27 and the winners will be announced on July 30.

    For more information on the 2009 competition and what it is all about visit [http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/top-100-language-blogs-2009-nomination-started]
    So now you may ask yourself what you can do. Here are some suggestions

    -Nominations are open until July 6, so feel free to share any blog you like with us
    -Each blog will have a one-sentence-description for the voting. If you would like a special description to go along with your blog, just send me an email [marc@bab.la]

    Kind regards,
    On behalf of the bab.la and Lexiophiles team

    Marc Lütten

    bab.la GmbH | Baumwall 7 | 20459 Hamburg | Germany
    Phone: +49(0)40-707080950 http://bab.la/
    Handelsregister AG Hamburg | HRB 101207
    Geschaftsführer: Dr. Andreas Schroeter, Dr. Thomas Schroeter, Patrick Uecker

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