Are the best teachers smart?

A comment from a popular online blog: “Yes, they do have to be smart and most of my colleagues are smart. By which I mean: They are smart enough.” (Quora, 2017) Given that a good teacher can’t be dumb, how smart do they need to be to be good, and are smarts enough? The literature... 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 →

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