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…

Oil and water don’t mix.

The world is a competitive place … right? Well, to a point, yes it is.  But perhaps paradoxically, more than ever in human history, your students will need to collaborate with one another effectively in order to do that competing in the big, bad world out there. It begs the question, “Should a classroom be…

Twenty-four workshops in eight cities

In 2020, we’re taking three of our acclaimed Real Schools workshops on the road! They are: Restorative Classrooms, Strong Classrooms – a transformational 1-day experience designed to unlock any participant’s potential to make their teaching more effective and less strussful. Leading School Culture – a full-day masterclass in School Culture, pulling your work into sharp…

Training them how to treat us

Teachers are now busily planning for a productive 2020.  The kids are coming! This focus on lessons, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment is commendable, but is unseen by the hoardes of parents who think that you’re still on holidays.   Parents eh.  For all of the planning and professional expertise they remain as one of the…

A new frontier in Teacher Education

We’re so excited to introduce you to Amy Green who is commencing just next week with us in a newly created role – Associate Director (Teacher Education). We could spend an inordinate amount of time writing in this newsletter our carefully crafted vision for supporting teachers as they commence their careers in an equally rewarding…

Being a Worthy Citizen.

In schools, we often measure our success by numbers, data and results. This alone, isn’t enough and the recent bushfire devastation has reminded me of this. It doesn’t matter what part of our wonderful country you live in, there is no doubt you would be touched in some way by the horrific tragedy of the…