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AIS Languages Conference - Part 2...and a bit extra!

The story so far…

I’ll cover a few things in this post so here’s a contents page in case you want to navigate more easily: 1,661 more words

I Spy A Great Reader

One tick: I spy a great reader
Two ticks I spy a GREAT reader!!!
Three ticks: I spy an awesome reader!
More than three ticks: YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!!! 42 more words


Let's Get Together

I spent today at a professional development session on moderation for leaders.  Initially I was apprehensive that the day would be focussed on how we measure and rank students against the Australian Curriculum standards, however it became quite apparent early in the session that I was wrong! 358 more words

7. Engage Professionally With Colleagues, Parents/Carers And The Community

AIS Languages Conference 2014 - Part 1

The University of Sydney was the setting for the first appointment of my trip, the inaugural AIS Languages Conference, which took place yesterday.

The AISNW, or Association of Independent schools of New South Wales, had gathered teachers, researchers and teacher educators in this beautiful location under the heading ‘Languages Education: Vital and Viable’, more of a statement than a question. 587 more words

The review of the new Australian curriculum aims to suppress humility and empathy.

The denouncement of a “black armband” view of history from the Coalition government reveals much about its ethos when it comes to education. The fact that Christopher Pyne, Dr Kevin Donnelly, et al., believe that nationalistic pride is more important than a critical look at Australia’s past and present indicates that their response to the genocide of our indigenous population is one of, at best, apathy. 114 more words

Ongoing relationship is helping to change students' perceptions

Today we said goodbye to 12 enthusiastic, deep thinking students from Aquinas College in Perth who were accompanied by 4 of their teachers, and bus driver Dan. 407 more words

New books for school - June/July 2014


Best-selling author, Jill Esbaum, and celebrated illustrator, Gus Gordon, team up for this funny and oddly reassuring rhyming romp about the brilliantly brave . 1,194 more words

New Books