An article I’ve written for ‘Teacher’ has been published today …all about the place for humour in teaching, using Dr Seuss as the muse. This is Part 1 of a 2 part offering on the attributes that teachers can bring to help transform learners. Check it out.
Last week the Review of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) released their review. The recommendations are a bit disappointing. I wrote another blog post for EduResearch Matters with my colleague Donna Pendergast. The post outlines the areas of concern. Fundamentally though, there is an abiding sense that Australia is full of stakeholders in education, rather than partners. Until the partnership notion is fully embraced then I think we will continue to feel the effects of division and mistrust.
This overview is a stronger review of our new book.
Have a listen to my attempt at a 2 minute audio comment regarding the reception of the new AER61 book mentioned in earlier posts.
Check out this report …A critique and review of the Australian teacher education context with a call to consider the personal attributes of teachers that combine with essential competencies to transform learners. The report advocates for the role of effective teacher education in building quality teachers. Available for free download or hard copy purchase. http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi…