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An Assistant Principal in an Australian Primary School

Goodbye Harry Webb

Many months ago, I came across a fellow Tweeter, named Harry Webb, who frequently posted tweets that challenged many ideas currently being spruiked about education. We frequently disagreed, but we also … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 12 Comments

Stop Attacking Independent and Catholic School Teachers

Yesterday I spoke with a teacher who confessed he won’t identify himself as a Catholic school teacher online because of the criticism he believes he will receive. This is a … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 13 Comments

Rethinking Primary School Homework – ResearchED Sydney

Two years ago, my school began a process of rethinking primary school homework to develop a model aligned with research evidence. A year-long stakeholder consultation brought to the surface very … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Resources to Support Positive Education

Happiness is not something that only happens if we are lucky. We can learn skills to create conditions for happiness and we can teach those skills to our students so that they can thrive

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Formative Assessment (Part 2) and A Case for Differentiated Instruction

I started this post as a case for differentiated instruction, but as I wrote it, I realised it was also very much about formative assessment. So, this is part two in … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Podcast: Developing a culture of positive behaviour management

In this fortnight’s episode of The Teachers Education Review Podcast, I speak with Annabel Astbury about ABC Splash, which is a treasure trove of education resources. Annabel is a former … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Formative Assessment – Part 1 (Introduction)

This is part one in my series on  Formative Assessment where I blog my journey through Dylan Wiliams’  book, Embedded Formative Assessment and share my and my school’s change journey. … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

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