In schools, we’re pretty good with compliance. We do so much and sometimes we do things just because we have to. I remember a fabulous Principal who used to put his 12 JFDIson the staffroom wall (The JDI stands for Just Do It … I’ll leave you to work out what the F stands for!). The…Details
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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?
The Teacher FastTrack is a 12-month program of a whole new kind in the world of Teacher Professional Development. We’ve embraced the possibilities of flipped learning and actually applied it to our own learning in a way that is going to engage your Teachers, transform their Practice and exponentially improve their performance in the classroom.
Finally, your Teachers can participate in a long-term improvement cycle linked to genuine support, to your school’s strategic objectives and to the AITSL Teacher Standards.
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I sent a quick email to a teacher friend and colleague last week to touch base. I know she’s had a rough-ish time this year with a particularly challenging cohort. She’s a fantastic educator and perhaps one of those teachers who tends to end up with the toughest group due to her ability to connect…Details
Michelle Giffin today published an opinion piece on education in The Age titled “Stop Telling Students That VCE Doesn’t Matter – It Does” that I think we should pay attention to. This ill-informed and binary idea that teachers and parents are either telling students that their end-of-year results either matter OR that they don’t is…Details
Term 4 can feel like running fast downhill sometimes – it goes so quickly that you can even feel a little out of control. It’s like the next step is not entirely your choice and is more a matter of reckless, unavoidable momentum. The obstacles in Term 4 are also a little sharper and more…Details
I visited my local butcher shop this morning (apologies in advance to my vegetarian friends out there!) to quickly grab some meat for our family’s favourite meal – the slow cooker curry. Always determined to cook enough for us AND for some leftovers I ordered 1.2kg of diced beef. The butcher said what butchers say…Details
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