Category: Education

April 11, 2016

Why I’m supporting the ILF

First of all, thank you! Thank you to everyone who has already got a copy of my book #SchoolOfThought! I was blown away to wake...

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February 14, 2016

Gonski isn’t about getting *more* money…

In today’s Sun Herald,  you may have come across a piece headlined, NSW public schools increasingly turning to cashed-up P&Cs for funding. In brief the article...

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November 16, 2015

Developing a Minecraft Mindset

What’s in this post: How I used Minecraft to discuss Mindset with kids for whom mainstream education doesn’t work Access to the materials I...

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September 13, 2015

Snake, Walkmans, Moments & School…

What do these three things have in common,  and why on earth would I waste your time asking you that question? If you’re of...

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July 26, 2015

3 things you (probably) didn’t know about Finland

Every couple of years, the OECD publish a report from their Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Their findings are (very helpfully) compiled into league...

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July 12, 2015

Stop Blaming ‘The System’

I often get asked to speak about engagement. I outline that four key considerations are essential if we are to genuinely engage kids (and staff)...

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