About Jackson

Jackson Bates

Jackson Bates is a Melbourne based VCE English Teacher. He has a keen interest in helping students and fellow teachers develop 21st Century skills to be used in and outside of the classroom, while maintaining a Critical Constructivist pedagogy. (i.e. He’s a bit Lefty.)

Jackson is also an active member of several online communities that place a high value on learning. He is one of the moderators at the freeCodeCamp forum, which is an excellent place to learn to code. He also produced a popular series of tutorials for the open source image editing program, the GIMP, that are available for free on YouTube. Then, of course, there is Twitter @jacksonbates.

He is also the host of the quite excellent and underrated Poetry Show on YouTube. It is actually the best thing on YouTube, so you should check it out.

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