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...

Whilst attending a Professional Development session recently I was challenged by a suggestion that I should come up with my own ‘model for teaching and learnin

July 14, 2016

Watch the video.

No homework and a 20-hour school week? Sounds awesome, sign me up. That’s right in my philosophical wheelhouse; less is more; dispense with the unnecessary. So, why do I cringe when I see these clips turn up in my social media feeds?

I have the belief th...

January 25, 2016


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 addi...

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