Restorative Classrooms, Strong Classrooms

Tickets are continuing to sell rapidly for “Restorative Classrooms, Strong Classrooms” for both our Sydney (April 26th) and Melbourne (July 12th) events. What’s also a bit exciting is the plans we have “in the pipe” for Perth.  So stick around for that news WA folk. We thought some people might want to know if they’ll…

Just get a gist

Ever had conflicts occur in your classroom and then some significant difficulty in knowing who to believe about whose fault it was?  One party seems highly emotional to the point of exaggeration while the other just flatly denies all involvement. Careful not to assume, we adopt the judicial process of “investigating” – because somehow we’ve…

Critical thinking … it ain’t dead yet!

This week, thousands of students around Australia will strike against government inactivity in regard to climate change.  As a lifelong educator, it’s a wonderful thing to see. Despite being one of the vast majority of Australians who would support our governments taking more meaningful action about climactic demise, this isn’t the part that excites me…

Musings about Gender in Education

I went to my own kids’ annual school presentation ceremony last night.  I love both of them dearly and I also value the wonderful contribution that their school makes to their growth.  But here’s the truth – it isn’t exactly a riveting evening. And so, I kept myself occupied scoring the gender split when it…