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An Assistant Principal in an Australian Primary School

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

De-Cluttering your Teaching Practice

Earlier this year, I was revisiting John Hattie’s work on visible learning, and was struck by his mantra: Know thy impact. To be honest, I’m not sure I know what … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 5 Comments

In Pieces

I broke into pieces last week (see my post on depression). Since then, part of me wants to laugh hysterically when I’m asked to do things. I mean its ridiculous. I’m … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 20 Comments

Why I Published that Post on Depression

Trigger Warning: mentions of depression and suicide. My last post in which I revealed my struggles with depression, came as a shock to some readers. This is a space normally reserved for issues of education, … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 11 Comments

Living with the Shadow of Depression

Trigger Warning for mentions of self harm and suicidal thoughts. Last week, I was in the principal’s office, discussing curriculum adjustments for students with disabilities. I kept my tone light, … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 41 Comments

More on Teach Like a Pirate: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

I feel I need to write a little more about Teach Like a Pirate. After posting my review of it yesterday, I’ve received numerous comments from people on Twitter which led … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Teach Like a Pirate – review

Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess My rating: 2 of 5 stars So much hype surrounds … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

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