I spoke to over 100 teachers on Friday at a Mindful Learning: Mindful Teaching meeting. ML:MT is our system’s response to the federal government’s national partnership to improve literacy and numeracy in primary schools. I stressed two key points to the cohort: Although MySchool has dominated the media in the last three weeks, it is not … More Teacher learning
The MySchool website is still making news as the media herald it as the single source of educational truth. It is a great hit with parents and the broader community. For me, the obvious flaw of the MySchool website is that it focuses our attention individual schools and not on the work of teachers as … More MySchool
I’ve just read an illuminating piece by Amanda Ripley in The Atlantic called ‘What makes a great teacher‘. Although the article details the American experience, the message about teachers and teaching is universal. For more than a decade, Teach for America has been looking at the data on what makes teachers successful – that is … More What makes a great teacher?
In 2010, we find ourselves peering over the edge of a great chasm that has to be crossed tif we are to get to a world of new potentials. We move forward with a sense of excitement and possibilities Technology has given us a window into the future. Just look at the hype and excitment … More Out to pasture