5 things you may not have known about NAPLAN

For many years I researched the effects of NAPLAN and high-stakes testing. The research I discovered from the pre-NAPLAN years, revealed an overwhelming amount of...

I’m back blogging again

For the last couple of years I have paused my blog posts and minimised my online communication to focus on research, development, consultancy and...

A Competitive Nation

Recently I presented at TEDx Rosalind Park. Within this talk, I shared the government’s vision for Australia to be in the top 5 internationally in...

Best Year Yet

Each year as an educator and/or leader, you return to your  school feeling recharged and ready to fulfil the promise of a great year. Now...

Leadership Intent

Our paradigm of leadership can be strongly influenced by the position a leader holds, and how they successfully lead within this position.  For example, a Principal...

High Stakes Testing: The Top 10 Realities

I have often voiced my never-ending concerns regarding high-stakes testing. In Australia we call our tests NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy And Numeracy). Countries throughout the world provide...

Playing to Learn

When you hear the word ‘learning’, what images come to mind? Do you see learning related to books, numbers and academic activities or do...

The Digital User: Which one are you?

In my work with adults whether they are educators, leaders, parents and/or business people, I find it profound to see such a variation in...

What do children really want to be when they grow up?

Before you watch this video, try this – Choose a child in your classroom or your child and ask yourself “What do they really...

My 10 hopes for the world

For those of us that hope for a better world, what would that look like for you? What would it take to get us...