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An Assistant Principal in an Australian Primary School

What are we Educating our Students For? Don’t Forget the Now

Often, our focus in education seem to be on developing the skills capabilities we want our students to have in the future, when they are adults. While preparing our students for the future … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Withdrawing federal funding for public schooling would exacerbate two-tiered system

Stewart Riddle, University of Southern Queensland Fairfax press has reported the federal government’s green paper on reforming the federation has suggested four possible scenarios for school funding: Give states and … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Should we be listening to the ‘Experts’ in Education?

Yesterday, the Daily Telegraph posted a particularly scathing article about school education in Australia, quoting Australian curriculum reviewers, Professor Ken Wiltshire and Kevin Donnelly, both of whom apparently are ‘dismayed’ by … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 30 Comments

The Duality of Leadership and the Importance of Trust

Jon Andrews wrote a very thought-provoking article last weekend about the tension he faces  between the type of leader he wants to be, and the type he sometimes finds himself being. I also struggle between … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Impact of My Teachers (and why we need to focus on student wellbeing)

Aaron Davis recently wrote an article about the impact of his teachers, and it started me thinking about the impact my teachers had on me. I’m afraid, my experience was … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 7 Comments

PTSD – An update on me.

Quite a few people have been asking, so I guess it’s time to post an update on me. As I wrote here, about a month ago I fell apart. I was … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 5 Comments

Stand up against this culture of abuse and violence towards teachers

I posted this on my Facebook page, and am re-posting here. This teacher bashing article was published on an Australian website during the week (I’m using donotlink.com to avoid giving them … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 2 Comments
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