Personalising is really an outcome of differentiation: points to note for educators

At a recent regional Principal conference I heard Vic Zbar, an educational consultant based in Victoria; speak about personalising teaching and learning. Personalising learning he put it was really an outcome of differentiation. Vic then made a number of points I thought worth repeating: There is generally too much whole class… Read more“Personalising is really an outcome of differentiation: points to note for educators”

Young Australian of the Year – Khoa Do

The opening keynote speaker of the conference was Khoa Do a young film maker who left Vietnam as a two year old with his parents on a fishing boat to seek a better life. His messages were simple yet powerful- life has lots of opportunities and in realising these you… Read more“Young Australian of the Year – Khoa Do”

No cup of tea leadership here please!

Last week at the regional principal conference I was fortunate enough to introduce one of our key note speakers, Vivane Robinson a professor from the University of Auckland. Vivane gave an insightful presentation on school leadership and student outcomes, what works and why. I was fortunate to hear Vivane in Sydney last… Read more“No cup of tea leadership here please!”

Personalising learning at Bellaire Pimary School

Whilst attending the principal conference at Geelong this week my assistant principal and I visited Bellaire Primary School in Geelong. The picture is from the senior unit which has been remodelled so that no teacher teaches in isolation. The unit has 5 teachers for 120 students. There were several unique features which… Read more“Personalising learning at Bellaire Pimary School”