You know an election is in the wind when the well-worn public vs private school story appears in the tabloid press and as fodder for radio shock-jocks. According to an article this week, the success of public schools in HSC and NAPLAN tests was partly responsible for an increase in enrolments. It follows the SMH on Monday which quotes Chris Bonner, former president of the Secondary Principals … More Diversity should be the norm
The Insight Program on SBS recently asked the question ‘what makes a great teacher and can you measure teacher effectiveness?’ I don’t believe we currently measure teacher quality or effectiveness well because we don’t have consensus yet around what makes a great teacher. In addition to this, the world has changed and what we expect … More What makes a great teacher?
I’ve just finished reading Tom O’Donoghue and Simon Clarke’s ‘Leading Learning: process, themes and issues in international contexts’ – a great book for reflective practioners. O’Donoghue and Clarke map the territory for learning and leading with brief descriptions of the significant themes, trends and innovations from around the world. The real strength of this book is … More Leading learning