Why 2018 needs to be the year of curiosity

Over Christmas I had a grandfather’s delight of reading Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to my grandson. The story follows the adventures of a girl transitioning from childhood into a never-seen-before world. Alice talks about her experiences in this new environment as ‘curioser and curioser’. It got me thinking about the importance of curiosity … More Why 2018 needs to be the year of curiosity

Technology isn’t the problem

Yes, you heard it right. The Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham and NSW Premier, Gladys Berejikilian have suggested that schools lock up phones until the end of the school day to prevent students’ from being distracted. Naturally the comments generated a lot of debate on radio particularly among frustrated parents and teachers. I understand their frustration. … More Technology isn’t the problem

Bluyonder voices podcast #5 – The PBL guy

In this final podcast for 2017, I chat with Steve Zipkes. Steve is former founding principal of Manor New Technology High School and current founding principal of Cedars International Next Generation High School both in Austin, Texas. The schools have received international acclaim for their innovative approach to learning and teaching. When he isn’t busy leading schools, … More Bluyonder voices podcast #5 – The PBL guy