Education Leadership Wellbeing

Your invitation to join the discussion

On Wednesday 14th November at 7pm AEDT (6pm in Brisbane, 4pm in Perth & 8am in London) I will be on the panel for the PLANE LeadMeet Education and Wellbeing Q&A Live Webinar.

I’m really looking forward to it as alongside me on the panel will be 2009 Young Australian of the Year for Tasmania Sam Cawthorn, Daily Telegraph Education Columnist Maralyn Parker and Middle School Teacher extraordinaire Summer Howarth.

Watch the 60sec promo for it below.

You can register to be in the audience here.

Depending how you’re feeling, you can ask a question, make comments, tweet away or just sit back and listen.

Obviously a Q&A show needs questions so please submit a question for the panel.

Can’t make it? You can follow the show on Twitter by following #lmplane

Change Education Engagement & Motivation Leadership Wellbeing

Forget teaching… how about some learning?

If you’re interested, I’m involved in two professional learning events in the coming days.

PLANE Festival of Learning










You can REGISTER HERE to attend or you can watch the Live Feed here.

Follow on Twitter using #FOL12

If you’re there, please stop by and have a chat!

PLANE LeadMeet – The Wellbeing Series

On Tuesday 23rd October at 7pm (Sydney Time) I will be hosting the first of four LeadMeets – online Webinars aimed at school leaders to discuss ideas in and around wellbeing. They are free to attend.

Watch the promo below and REGISTER HERE.


Out of one school & into many…

After thirteen years in teaching and ten years at the one school I will be leaving at the end of 2012 in order to focus my efforts on a number of very exciting projects.

One such project is my involvement with PLANE. I will be developing professional learning experiences in the areas of wellbeing, engagement and leadership.

In preparation for this, I have created a survey that if you have a couple of minutes spare, it would be great if you could complete it to help me focus my efforts.

The other major focus in 2013 will be getting my not-for-profit initiative YouthEngage up and running. We’ve already received numerous expressions of interest from NSW schools keen to work with us.

There are other really cool things in the pipeline too that I’ll let you in on in the coming months…

Since handing in my notice I’ve experienced every emotion possible, but I figure after spending the last 13 years encouraging my students to believe in themselves, try to make a difference and ‘go for it’ – it was time to stop talking the talk and start walking the walk!

I look forward to having you along for the ride!

PS – If you’re keen on applying for my job you can do here! 🙂