A learner’s voice

I have often asked my colleagues to write guest blogs as a way of sharing expertise from those at the coalface. In reality, those at the heart of schooling are our students. In May, we hosted the Council of Catholic School Parents’ Conference.  The theme was iConnect and the weekend was in part an opportunity … More A learner’s voice

Big data buzz

A few months ago I came across an ad for IBM in the Harvard Business Review.  The title was “The more we know, the more we want to change everything.”  Ads don’t normally capture my attention but this one did.  As I’ve written before, there are many things that schools can learn from business.  We … More Big data buzz

Re-phrase it

One of the things that I enjoy when attending conferences is meeting like-minded and passionate teachers. Last month I presented at the Re-think and Re-imagine Conference at Deakin University and ran into Thom Fraser.  Thom is a Year 6 teacher at Warrnambool Primary in Victoria and has developed a literacy program called Re-phrase it. The program … More Re-phrase it

From local to global

Recently I was interviewed by students from Holy Family Primary in East Granville for their 24/7 internet news station, HFSTV. I was blown away by the questions they asked, their level of engagement with the big issues and their passion for learning. These students who were in Years 4 and 5 launched HFSTV this week with … More From local to global

The exchange of ideas

I had the privilege of opening the Building Learning Communities conference (#BLC12) in Boston last week with Alan November from November Learning – an international leader in education technology. BLC started with a group of 20 friends and has grown into an international exchange of ideas with over 90 workshops presented throughout the three days. … More The exchange of ideas