Teaching Middle Years

Our book ... here's the publisher's spiel: "Teaching Middle Years has established itself as the most respected Australian text to focus on the adolescent years of schooling. Recognition of the educational importance of this age group continues to grow as research reveals the benefits of programs designed especially for young people's needs. This third edition... Continue Reading →

The importance of humour

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.

A response to the BOSTES Review

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... Continue Reading →

A quality read

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…

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