Why do so many teachers leave the profession?

This is my latest #talkingpoints video. It’s designed to act as a stimulus for discussion in your school. What’s the attrition rate in your school? Is it something that is ever discussed? For more reading on this, check out this article I wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald last year, as well as this one (not […]

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A common classroom conundrum

Try this one out… Your school has one (or more likely more) of those classes. You know the ones I’m talking about. We use the word “disengaged” if we’re being polite, and far more colourful language if we’re not! So who should teach them? Some bright spark suggests that perhaps the best teacher in the department teaches […]

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Mass exodus of the educators – My latest SMH article

In June this year, the NSW government released budget figures that claimed ten percent of teachers leave within their first five years in the profession. If this figure is to be believed then those running education systems around the world should be beating a path to Macquarie Street to find out how the government is […]

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