When exactly do we win the war? If indeed we have an enemy in these bullies and if we therefore need to be anti-bully, then how would we know that the bullies have been vanquished? It sounds silly when put like this doesn’t it? Which is why we need to take back the national conversation…Details
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‘The Truth About Bullying – Why Anti-Bullying Programs Always Fail … And What To Do Instead’
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restorative classrooms, strong classrooms conference
Friday 21st July 2017
from 9.30am – 4pm
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Friday 4th August 2017
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Gray NT 0830
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Teaching today is a tough job – your Teachers and your School Leaders deserve the best help available.
Australian schools are great – but the task of sustaining the effort and thinking required to stay at the top comes with a price – the culture of your school, the stress levels of your people, the wellbeing of your students. A Real Schools Membership will provide you with all of the tools, tricks and motivation to keep your school healthy and ready for the next challenge.
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Top activities of today’s Principals:
Record keeping and reporting – 7% of your time.
Budgets and resource management – 6% of your time.
In transition between activities – 5.24% of your time.
Dealing with student behaviour – 4.99% of your time.
Lowest activities of today’s Principals:
Talking to teachers about students – 0.44%
Engaging in self-improvement – 0.32%
Implementing required Professional Learning – 0.05%
So, the question is simple – is this you? Is it transforming your school and are you prepared to live with this for the rest of your career?
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I use this picture for a note-taking postcard about “Committed Teachers” when we run Real Schools Professional Learning. Commitment is a difficult thing for us educators to talk about and we often get a bit touchy or defensive when questioned about how committed or dedicated we are. Fair enough too! The problem is not our…Details
Dear Australia’s Principals, There have been some beautifully penned letters by Australia’s Principals this week who are determined to let their students know that they aren’t going to be defined or judged by this week’s NAPLAN results. Personally, I hope you are able to apply the same logic to yourselves. The designers of the NAPLAN…Details
I do a fair bit of reading about Teacher Stress. It’s not chiefly because I want to complain or even advocate on behalf of any particular Teacher that I know. It really isn’t even so I can “see I told you so” to anyone who might want to throw rocks at the apparent holidays or…Details
I read a wonderful sign on a wall recently of a quote attributed to Rear Admiral Grace Hopper that I think applies intimately to the current schools challenge in Australia. And there are examples of the wreckage caused by this thinking all around us. The concept returned to my attention when I read the blog “It’s…Details
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