No Grades Day

Last year I set my senior PDHPE class a little task, then involved them reading up on the latest recovery strategies used by the top rugby league players. “Is it in the syllabus?” they asked. “No,” I replied, “This is brand new stuff.” Out of 20 students, how many looked at the stimulus material provided […]

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Kids Shouldn’t Go To School!

There, I’ve said it! Well maybe not quite… What I mean is: Schools should go to kids – meet them on their turf. Genuinely “engage” them. Find out what makes them “tick.” Use the technology they use on a day-to-day basis. In my opinion too many teachers, schools and parents mistake conformity for engagement. The […]

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What’s wrong with Performance Related Pay? – Latest SMH Piece

It is generally accepted in most professions that the better you are, the more money you can command.  Many teachers would agree the top in their field should be rewarded accordingly. So why is it that the Gillard government’s proposed performance-related payment scheme is not being welcomed with open arms? Read my full article in the […]

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