Prompted by an exceedingly clever fellow in Dr Jason Fox, I allocated 2016 to one word. Picking one word (rather than making lame resolutions or setting unlikley “new year, new me” goals) is a great way to set the scene less for what you’ll stand for, but more for HOW you’ll stand. Jason’s word for…Details
transforming and enhancing your school’s culture
‘The Stress Free School’
a FREE webinar on Wednesday, 19th of January at 3.30 PM (AEDT)
The three steps to becoming a Real Schools partner…
Step 1. Choose your improvement theme
Step 2. Choose your partnership
Step 3. Get to work… together!
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:
Our Real Schools mission to raise Teacher status is on. And my commitment is to do it as comfortably and appropriately for early January as possible! I’ve just finished a coffee on my favourite outside couch and a fantastic little book called “88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively” by Tim Bowman. It’s a ripper. One of Bowman’s…Details
I have five non-content based learning intentions for each Professional Learning day that I run. One of them is to Provoke, mindful as I am of the affirming and unnecessarily nice nature of much PL offered to schools. We should not be in the business of learning that merely affirms or reinforces unhelpful patterns. And don’t worry,…Details
When you book a trainer to run a PL Day, the impact drops away remarkably as soon as 48 hours after the event. In fact, the feedback most people provide from a PL Day connects to the temperature of the room and the food provided – not quite “return on investment”. That’s why Real Schools…Details
It’s late in the year. So let’s make today’s message short, simple and easy to take meaning from. A little weariness at this time of year is something you can be forgiven for. At these times, we can retreat somewhat into ourselves. I just need to get MY reports done. I just need to complete…Details
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