April 4, 2019

Demand and supply is a basic concept of economics. High demand and low supply equals higher prices. For a manufacturer there can be nothing better than a perception of scarcity about a product they are making; a limited edition, short time only, one off deal. Better ge...

March 27, 2019

This article made me angry. It asks a simple question, ‘Does autism have a place in the mainstream classroom?’ It made me angry because the answer is obvious - yes. It made me angry for paying lip service to how complicated that ‘yes’ is, and it made me angry because i...

March 25, 2019

Those of you who know me personally know I’ve lost some weight over the last year. I’ve been thinking about about writing about that but, I don’t want to get ahead of myself as I still have some distance to go. Through the process, however, I have developed a new addic...

March 18, 2019

Have you ever noticed that the more prestigious the school the higher the admissions scores and fees are? Pretty obvious observation, I guess. It should be hard to get into an elite school, right?

If these schools are so good, they ought to be able to teach anyone, shou...

March 8, 2018

 

A report, commissioned by the NSW Education and Standards Authority, has found no improvement in maths and reading among students in a decade and the results of disadvantaged students have declined sharply …

No shit, Sherlock!

… and now there are calls for the NAPLAN pr...

September 5, 2017

Badges are a new thing in education at the moment. Read about them here. They seem a harmless, if not motivational, way to assist learning in the classroom; much like old-fashioned sticker charts, smiley faces and stamps. The idea being that scouts seem to be motivated...

September 5, 2017

Occasionally, I’m forced to defend my position on homework. It’s rarely to another educator these days, but the odd parent raises their concern. And I get it – these new fangled ideas about education are vastly different to the views expressed by teachers when we were...

June 18, 2017

Our very first guest!! Film maker Gabor Kukucska joins us to discuss why on Earth anyone would want to make a documentary about Chris. The crew discuss 'passion projects' in high schools. And more. Pretty Jesus returns to close the show with their track 'Time Machine'.

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We've been using Minecraft in my Year 6 classroom for a couple of week to great effect. Here I've outlined some of the main activities we've completed.

September 25, 2016

This article made me angry. It asks a simple question, ‘Does autism have a place in the mainstream classroom?’ It made me angry because the answer is obvious - yes. It made me angry for paying lip service to how complicated that ‘yes’ is, and it made me angry because i...

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