No teacher is an island

Last week I had another opportunity to visit two Victorian primary schools that for me demonstrate good theory in practice.  Woorana Park and Silverton Primary schools have established themselves as authentic learning communities.  Over many years under good instructional leaders they have evaluated their practice, implemented rigorous feedback mechanisms, listened to student and parent voices and used the learning space … More No teacher is an island

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

In their own words

A few weeks ago, I invited the kindergarten teachers at John XXIII Catholic Primary School, Stanhope Gardens to share their observations following visits to innovative schools such as Silverton PS.  These teachers returned re-energised and excited by the possibilities.   For me, their journey demonstrates a professional maturity; a willingness to work openly and honestly, sharing the accountability for their own … More In their own words

A principal perspective

A group of our principals recently visited Silverton Primary School in Victoria. Silverton is one of many inspiring examples of where there are clear and continuous connections between people, environment and curriculum. And where each learning space has an unambiguous purpose. As the principal Tony Bryant says, “it has taken a ten year journey of learning … More A principal perspective