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Historical thoughts, present concerns, future directions



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Teaching: the profession that creates all others

Well it's been a while. This week I had the pleasure of attending the Australian College of Educators national conference (#ACE2016NC). I also had the honour of facilitating the "early career" teacher stream with Cameron Paterson (@cpaterso). The conference covered... Continue Reading →

The end of teaching

 IMAGE: The Cliffs of Emerald Isle by Zach Frailey Much has been said about the death of content, the apocalypse of knowing, the end of teaching. There is, let's be honest, a lot of smugness coming from the techerati (myself... Continue Reading →

Starting up in 2016

It's been a long while since my last post. Since late September, I've been on leave from my school to avoid burnout and to explore the potential of an idea to help teachers deal with the new pressures and expectations... Continue Reading →

We are ready for the future

Back to the future - we've lived up to some of our imagination (but nowhere near all.) So where's my hoverboard? Personally, that has to be the biggest sadness I've felt with the passing of such an auspicious and expectation-laden... Continue Reading →

Dropping the ‘e’ #MSAUedu

Perhaps we aren't ready for this. Perhaps there are too many forces marshalled against the idea for it to succeed right now. Perhaps we should wait just a few more years. To drop the 'e' from eLearning would be to... Continue Reading →

Invisible capes

"We need heroes in education. Educators to be household names just like sports have Cathy Freeman and the law has Geoffrey Robertson." I'm paraphrasing - terribly - Dr Keith Tronc who spoke passionately and with a laser focus at the ACEL... Continue Reading →

Own your learning

On Friday I was lucky enough to speak at the Education Changemakers 2015 #EduChange conference. I openly admit I was intimidated by the outstanding stories of the other speakers and those from the crowd. There really was little distinction in... Continue Reading →

The dormant power of conferencing

Why do we bother with conferences? You have a big, dimly-lit ballroom, a speaker way down the front, a whole bunch of people at round tables or in chairs facing forwards, sometimes a chairperson to introduce the speaker, a presentation,... Continue Reading →

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