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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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?
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.
about Real Schools
Real Schools exists to build partnerships and experiences to help your school achieve its potential in three key areas:
We don’t allow just any old Tom, Dick or Harry (or Angela!) to guest host our webinars. The good news is that Ange is far from ordinary and she comes with a message that is critical for today’s Teachers and School Leaders. In fact, if we don’t start looking after ourselves as educators soon –…Details
Along with other “big words” like Respect, Responsibility, Empathy and Excellencethat are often hijacked as meaningless values in our schools, Trust is a concept that we find to be equally aspirational and elusive. As with our values, the answer to this conundrum is often that Trust hasn’t been collectively defined. We simply don’t yet know…Details
Did you wake up this morning on the treadmill, wondering how you got there? Did you wake up accidentally eating half a grapefruit as opposed to the usual Coco Pops? Of course you didn’t. A change in behaviours like these requires a choice and making a choice requires thought. There are, of course, a myriad…Details
I read an interesting piece this week about confirmation bias and how important it is to the FBI. Apparently, they train their agents to notice conformity and prejudice in themselves before they even commence to look for clues, evidence or facts relevant to any new case. Confirmation bias is the very human habit of only…Details
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