Teaching with, alongside, and for one another.

Recently I had shared an article that I had posted via LinkedIn that I had came across in the same space titled “Telling another teacher how to teach? It’s a sin, says leading academic“.  I will refrain from going in to depth about what the main points of the article were yet only to say…

Is NAPLAN numeracy being dumbed-down?

Today, we heard through a Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority bulletin of changes to the format of national NAPLAN numeracy tests for Years 7 and 9. Previously, there were two papers; a calculator and a non-calculator paper worth a total of 64 marks. Now there is only going to be one paper worth 48 marks.…

Beyond Behaviour

I have never asked a child under six to talk about his or her feelings.  A child who is displaying negative behaviour is a child in pain, and I’ve never seen a child in pain and felt that he or she wanted to sit with me and talk about emotions. And this has nothing to…

A Short History of Cucumbers in Ukrainian

Which part of a tree is the most important – the roots, trunk, branches, twigs or leaves? The fastest way from the roots to the top of the tree is directly upwards via the trunk, but does that make the trunk the most important part? Is there a most important note in a musical symphony?…