Leading Learning

It is heartening to find principals who are using the tools of Web 2.0 to share information and ideas, openly seeking feedback from parents and peers and in doing so re-energise themselves through collaboration and exploration. In my experience, great school leaders absorb new perspectives and embrace a changing world with creativity.  They engage others … More Leading Learning

Surfing the web 2.0 wave

Is the tide finally turning? A recent study by the University of Melbourne has found that employees who browse the net are 9 percent more productive than those who don’t. The study’s author Brent Coker found that staff who used social networking sites like Facebook, watched YouTube or read online news for short periods during the work day have greater … More Surfing the web 2.0 wave

Engagement is the secret

Stephen Heppell was in Melbourne last week for the Curriculum Corporation Conference where he delivered (with his customary wisdom and wit), a keynote address on learning and teaching in the 21st century.   There are three things you quickly discover about Heppell: his passion for learning, his understanding of technology and his optimism for the … More Engagement is the secret

Candid conversations

I’m reading an enlightening book by Bennis et al called ‘Transparency’.  It’s timely given the state of the global economy and a perceived lack of transparency in government and large corporations. The partnership of Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman and James O’Toole is an interesting one given Bennis’ long history in theory-based leardership and Goleman’s work on social and emotional intelligence. … More Candid conversations

The wow factor

I’ve been involved recently in an online ‘think tank’ on teaching in a web 2.0 world. The discussion has been very far ranging and interesting to say the least and centred around the ‘digital revolution’ and its impact on learning and teaching.  It is widely agreed among educators that hardware on its own is not the revolution.  … More The wow factor

Ed Speak

Our schools are fortunate to have worked closely with global educator – Marco Torres. Marco is passionate about the capabilities of Web 2.0 in the learning space and is able to engage and inspire not only students but our teachers! Marco’s strategy for learning is simple – it’s about process not final product. Marco has … More Ed Speak