When schools get it right they don’t just have a positive impact on students but the entire community. Recently, I learned that two of my colleagues decided to embark on a career working in and for schools because of the opportunity to see great teachers in action. One of those is Cheryl Brown, principal Bethany … More Bluyonder voices podcast #14 – Championing learning
The number of students today reporting mental health issues is alarming. This month on bluyonder voices, I talk to Liz Gale, a secondary teacher who is not only living the mantra ‘healthy mind, healthy body’ but wants to spread the mental health message to her students and teacher colleagues.
This month on bluyonder voices, we chat to Jeff Johnson who looks after 42,000 Canadian teachers as Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers’ Association. After some interesting careers, Jeff saw teaching as the best way to change the world. After two decades he still believes teachers are in the relationship business. And if you’re … More Bluyonder voices podcast #11 – teachers are in the relationship business
In this month’s podcast, I speak to Dr Louise Stoll, Professor of Professional Learning at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning. Louise was in Sydney this week to deliver the annual Ann D Clark lecture for 2018. Louise has spent the last two decades examining the idea of schools as learning organisations. She knows … More Bluyonder voices podcast # 10 – schools as learning organisations
You could say teaching has been a life-long passion for Lyn Sharratt that began with an inspirational teacher in Grade 3. In addition to her numerous publications and her role as Associate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto, Lyn travels to jurisdictions around the world to support, inspire and … More Bluyonder voices podcast #9 – owning the faces
Michael Fullan is a name synonymous with leading whole of state/province educational reform. He started out as an academic and has become a prodigious writer and adviser to educational systems and governments around the world. In this episode of bluyonder voices, Michael explains why he loves solving complex educational problems and why the best learning … More Bluyonder voices podcast #7 – solving complex educational problems
Emma Husar MP left school before she completed Year 12. Describing herself as a non-conformist at school, Emma went on to become the Federal Member for Lindsay in NSW. Emma has strong views on how to improve education for all learners and why society needs to value teaching more.
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
I hope you have been enjoying bluyonder voices so far; if you like the podcasts then please rate on iTunes. John Goh is what I would call a connected principal in today’s world. He’s on social media (@johnqgoh), writes a blog, is on twitter every Thursday evening hosting #ozprimschchat and attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education. … More Bluyonder voices #4 – a connected school leader
In case you haven’t marked it on your calendar, October the 27th is World Teacher’s Day. It is often easy to dismiss these UNESCO events, however Friday is an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution teachers make to the lives of students, their communities and society. As I’ve said before, we have never needed good … More Bluyonder voices #3 – next generation teachers