Ask the insiders

I spent the first week of the NSW school holidays at the ACEL national conference in Sydney. I was amazed that many teachers had travelled from as far away as Western Australia to attend. It was great to see such strong commitment to professional learning and networking but the irony is that most return to … More Ask the insiders

It takes a village, not an academy to teach a child

As an election pledge, Labor announced in February and then re-announced last week that it would establish a ‘National Principals’ Academy’ in an effort to have ‘the best school system in the world’. While there are a whole range of issues here that need to be addressed, we always welcome greater focus on the important … More It takes a village, not an academy to teach a child

ACEL Podcast

Check out the ACEL Podcast series from the National Conference in October.  You’ll find engaging interviews with speakers such as Jean-François Rischard, former VP of the World Bank and Hedley Beare and Jerry Starratt.   Jan Heyworth and I also discuss our quality learning framework and the challenges we face in delivering our strategic intent of improving learning … More ACEL Podcast