Principal’s can graduate too!

Here are three shots that capture parts of my graduation from Monash University with a Masters in School Leadership. Two shots were taken with the supervising professors from Monash and my mentor and friend Ray at a Department of Education presentation ceremony as they funded a significant proportion of the financial cost… Read more“Principal’s can graduate too!”

We are all working on the same thing! Instructional Improvement presentation for the ACT Principals.

I’ve just returned from Wollongong where I was invited by the Australian Capital Territory [ACT] principals to share my journey of school improvement. For those like me who are unfamiliar with the ACT public education system it has approximately 81 schools with different configurations: years P-6, 7-10, 11-12  type schools… Read more“We are all working on the same thing! Instructional Improvement presentation for the ACT Principals.”

Do we have inclusive schools?

Over the past month I have stopped blogging about leadership or learning as I completed a major piece of research work for my Masters. On campus last week I attended a lecture on inclusive education. I heard about how most Victorian public schools try and include or integrate people with… Read more“Do we have inclusive schools?”

Amazing new smart pen for schools

 Whilst attending a session at University last week I was shown the Pulse Smart Pen which I thought was amazing. The pen records your writing or drawing on a special notebook using an infrared camera positioned just below the nib. It also records audio at the same time and can… Read more“Amazing new smart pen for schools”

“teacher roles defined as covenants should be at the centre”

Sergiovanni in this book gave me one of those precious light bulb moments, as a school leader, when he defined roles as “the most sacred obligations and commitments we have towards each other, toward the school and toward its purpose” [p 49]. Prompted by a poor rating on the last annual… Read more““teacher roles defined as covenants should be at the centre””

Reflections on University Life at Monash

Well, I have submitted my second reflective piece of writing this week, on my holidays. It’s been a while since I’ve had my writing “marked” and I was quite nervous I must say in accessing my assessment [what students at school must feel]. I liked the group feedback Phil, the… Read more“Reflections on University Life at Monash”

Why a Master’s Degree now?

“You did it… You did it”, the words of Professor Higgins from My Fair Lady were ringing in my ear as I drove home from University this afternoon – yes I did it – I’ve enrolled and started my Masters in Education course at Monash University. Today was the second… Read more“Why a Master’s Degree now?”