Category Archives: Systems

Engagement in, as and for Learning

What if all students were engaged in their learning in all classes and realised their own power in improving this learning? What would that look like? How can we make it happen more often? This year, I have been fortunate … Continue reading

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Getting Teacher Evaluation Right

The University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education has a series of Dean’s Lectures and I attended one on January 30 to hear Linda Darling Hammond speak on the title of this post. She started by asking “Why is there so … Continue reading

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The Self-Transforming Teacher

It has been a long while since I have written a post. Apologies. It has not been due to lack of interest, or material. Just a very diverse and challenging year. I have gained much from Twitter this year. Thank … Continue reading

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Finnish Lessons

I spent some time today reading Pasi Sahlberg’s Finnish Lessons – What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? Some quotes follow: pxix: Finland: has developed and owned its own vision of educational and social change connected to … Continue reading

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Change – the Fullan way

Spent yesterday working with colleagues from my school and Michael Fullan. The title of the session was Change – making it happen in your school and system. Lots of thinkering. He started with asking us to articulate our goals for … Continue reading

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A Postscript

Thank you Stephen Dinham. I have just read The Conversation – Why We Are Never Satisfied with Teachers THIS is why I felt so bad after the ACER conference. Whilst I am a great proponent of the continually improving teacher … Continue reading

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ACER research conference 2012

I attended this conference in Sydney recently. Its focus this year was School Improvement: What does the research tell us about effective strategies? Below are my notes on the sessions I attended. PowerPoint presentations of Conference Proceedings can be found here. … Continue reading

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