This Is A Message For All Teachers.

It’s term one. You are just over halfway. Your students know you and you know them. You are excited to see where the year will take you, learning together, laughing and having fun.  Classrooms can have a sense of lightness about them, and it’s about this time of the year you find that magical balance…

What would happen?

It probably stands to reason that, after a couple of decades of outcomes-based education, that we’ve become a little fixated on outcomes? But what if we weren’t?  What if we completely detached from the outcome of every single key action that Teachers and School Leaders deploy?  What would happen if we cut the ties that…

Making Teaching Easier.

Hello Teachers,  Welcome to teaching. You have chosen one of the most rewarding, fun and exciting careers to embark on. Yes, it is also tiring, overwhelming and there are moments of stress that will arise too. Teaching though, can be a little bit, if not a whole lot easier than most will have you believe,…

Just shoosh!

I’ve been speaking to a few teachers lately about how to tackle that moment when a student gets you to the point of “Let’s have a little chat.” In my early days of teaching, I’d deliver a speech.  A good one too.  I do good lecture you see.  And the student would sit there clearly…

Because they become men.

Two stories this week have had a profound impact on me and I thought I’d take a moment to explain why.   Those stories are: the 4 Corners report on the St.Kevin’s College saga, specifically the conviction of an athletics coach and former teacher on child grooming charges and the comments by Andrew Bolt and…

Three events + eight cities = one exciting opportunity.

Across 2020, we’re expanding the opportunity for Teachers and School Leaders to access three of our acclaimed Real Schools Professional Learning Events. For Teachers, we’re bringing Restorative Classrooms, Strong Classrooms your way.  It’s a one-day crash course in the highest impact components of the restorative framework.  These are the key shifts in practice and language that have…

All the Small Things

Most schools will have already set their goals for the 2020 school year or if not, you would be getting pretty close. I reflect back to my time as a Principal and quite often I would set BIG and ambitious goals. Working closely with my Leadership Team, we would then follow up by making BIG…