Do you know what to do?

So, here’s the quandary around School Culture: Everyone who leads in a school thinks it’s important. Very few School Leaders have any authentic idea of what School Culture is, beyond a feel or a vibe? The absence of an agreed definition makes working on School Culture impossible. Many School Leaders don’t even know what their…

When is enough …. enough?

This is Sarah.  She makes my coffee every morning and is one of those cool baristas that don’t ask for your order when you walk in … she just knows. Through our masks, we discuss all manner of things while she whips up my strong skinny flat white and Anthea’s latte.  Lately, and for obvious…

Support Your Leaders To Rise

I vividly remember the demands placed on Principals and APs at this time of the year. The importance of keeping one eye on today and the other on the future. I also acknowledge that my principalship was not during the uncertain times of COVID, another significant layer of complexity.  As you start planning for 2021,…

This one changes the game.

If I were to ask you why teachers continue to stand in authoritarian positions at the front of classrooms using the power of their title to force students into learning, would you have a good answer? Or could it be that the answer would be something along the lines of “Well, that’s just what teachers do?”…

It’s About The Enjoyment

Step away from the classroom for a minute and think about your favourite hobby. For me, my passion and hobbies are things like bushwalking, camping, gardening and sport. For you, it may be something different like knitting, cooking, craft or painting.  Irrelevant of your hobby, just reflect on what it is that you enjoy about…

We’re live … every Wednesday arvo!

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve kicked off a series of FREE weekly video tutorials for Teachers and School Leaders in lieu of being able to escape Victoria and actually run some events for you. Last week’s was on “RP2.0 – The Next  Phase of Restorative Practices” and to have more than 300 educators register was…

Build the Foundation First

Earlier this week Adam and I had a chat about our Teacher Wellbeing Partnerships and how this can support your whole school. You might have noticed by now that Teacher Wellbeing is an important topic. We know Teacher Wellbeing matters, not just for teachers, but for entire schools. We also know that the continuous kind…

Introducing “Restoring Teaching”

I’d like to introduce you to the newest addition to the Real Schools family.  It’s called “Restoring Teaching” and I’m doing the whole proud parent thing about it.  We’ll do the whole naming day thing in an upcoming online book launch and details will be coming your way about that too. How to describe this little bundle…

It’s time to say ‘YES’ to Teacher Wellbeing

Now, more than ever, we know we need to prioritise Teacher Wellbeing. With numerous teachers feeling their wellbeing is suffering, and research showing this is impacting student learning, we can’t continue to try and fix this growing issue with ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ anymore. We know our teachers are tired, paperwork is mountainous and chocolates on the staffroom…