What is the role of the Learning Specialist?

Since the Victorian Government Schools Agreement (VGSA) declared that schools are required to implement a new role titled “Learning Specialists,” many questions have been raised in schools about what this …

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Learning to run, running to learn

I recently completed a 50km ultramarathon in Australia’s stunning Blue Mountains. With 2400 metres of ascent and descent and over 8130 stairs on the course, it was no easy feat! …

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Education lessons from the dog trainer

We recently booked our youngest cavoodle, Lola, into dog school to help her learn some manners (being cute isn’t enough in this world!). Before Lola could attend any classes however, …

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Less us, more them!

I have always been a passionate advocate for ‘getting out of the way’ of the students. That is, releasing control and allowing and encouraging students to THINK and WONDER. My …

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Putting the G in ‘Genius’

Inspired by my recent visit to the headquarters of Google, Microsoft and Intel in the United States, I returned to school keen to recreate the supportive atmosphere created by these …

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Australia’s ‘disaster’ in Education

I have just finished reading this article from The Age newspaper labeling Australia’s education system as a ‘disaster.’ Below is my response to the article that states our system is failing behind the …

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