Busting the great RP myths.

The announcement by NSW DoE of their new Student Behaviour Strategy has caused some ripples of anxiety amongst the teaching fraternity. That’s fair enough too. With 2209 NSW Government schools to be impacted by the changes that are now on the cards, specifically when it comes to the clear intention to reduce student suspensions, that adds up…

Teaching is full of opposites.

The world naturally works with everything having an opposite. There are a north and south pole, sunrise and sunset and a left and a right, without one the other doesn’t exist. This is known as The Universal Law of Polarity and is very much like Newtons 3rd Law of Motion: “For every action, there is an equal and…

Preparing to take the next steps

“Flying by the seat of your pants is no way to travel” – Bill Walsh I love this quote because in schools, we know that planning for success is essential. It’s something that most Principals do well. Before 2020 is over, I am sure that you will have a Strategic Plan, Annual Plan, Performance and Development Plan, and…

Let those who thrive inspire others.

Teacher: Hands up who is ready to learn about multiplying fractions? (scans classroom)Whole Class: Me! Me! Me! (All but 3 children raise their hands)Teacher: Sorry kids, 3 of your classmates aren’t ready so we will have to wait until they are.Student 1: But isn’t learning Maths important?Teacher: It is, but it will be difficult if everyone doesn’t want to learn,…

Taking on “cancelled” culture

Yep, aren’t we sick to death of seeing the word “Cancelled” next to everything we wanted to do this year? I was going to see my favourite band from my nightclub days of the early 1990s “Boom Crash Opera”.  They rocked!  But alas …. Coronavirus. I’ve also watched event after event for Principals, APs and…

Preparing to take the next steps

Reem Acra is an International Fashion Designer. She specialises in bridal gowns to be exact. Her work may not be linked directly to education, but I think she is onto something with her quote below; “Anything that works well or has long-term success is never done quickly.” This quote can easily be transferred to a large number…