This short video outlines my understandings regarding academic integrity and how important it is to attribute someone's ideas appropriately. https://youtu.be/iZRtQWEHq08
High impact teaching draws on the fine attributes of a teacher who is beyond competent. https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/high-impact-teaching-the-noble-piglet-effect
I thought I might highlight the characteristic issues that adolescents present for their teachers and families. Here is an article that I published in Teacher. https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/lessons-from-things-adolescents-almost-never-say
These are two relatively recent contributions I've made to The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/viewpoints-should-teaching-students-who-fail-a-literacy-and-numeracy-test-be-barred-from-teaching-109882 https://theconversation.com/lets-abandon-naplan-we-can-do-better-95363
This is an article that has attracted a lot of attention. I've tried to describe the perceptions that seem rife about teaching. The comments that people have contributed to the article are interesting too. There is a strong focus on comparative salaries. perhaps consider contributing to the comments yourself. https://theconversation.com/seven-reasons-people-no-longer-want-to-be-teachers-94580
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 →
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... Continue Reading →