Innovation as the norm

I made the following observation on New Year’s Day. My hope for 2015. Less conservatism in teaching profession more innovative practices. Learning together for our future — Greg Whitby (@gregwhitby) January 1, 2015 I think if we are going to do better we desperately need teachers to be prepared to challenge not only what they … More Innovation as the norm

Educating parents

A few months back, I received an email from Jack, an ed tech company director who had finished reading Educating Gen Wifi.  He felt compelled to write a post on his blog about the book and sent me a link to it. Jack confessed that it wasn’t until he was half way through the book … More Educating parents

A united voice

As the new Federal Minister for Education Christopher Pyne settles into his portfolio, I have been thinking about what changes have been made to the educational landscape over the past six years.  I don’t want to rekindle old debates because many of the Gillard-Rudd policies and initiatives have already been criticised and condemned.  It may … More A united voice

Understanding discipline

I observed something interesting recently regarding a question I tweeted.  To provide some context, I read a blog post called the ‘Myth of Motivation‘.  The post contained a quote by Fred Bucy, former president of Texas Instruments who made this point: What is effective in motivating people at one point in their careers will not be … More Understanding discipline

Pedagogy v Education

The first chapter in Educating Gen Wifi is a brief summary on the origins of schooling.  I have to admit it was a late edition in the drafting process but in hindsight the chapter is critical.  How many parents or even teachers for that matter have an understanding of the factors that have shaped modern … More Pedagogy v Education