Sunday, November 19 2017

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Success: Is it in our heads?

Success: Is it in our heads?

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“What if changing your mindset was the key to changing your life? And the key to transformation could be accepting that, yes, you can be busy but you can also make important steps towards reaching your goals and dreams” -  Sophie Scott, ABC News. Changing the way we think about our li ...
YET: Possibly the most powerful word in education

YET: Possibly the most powerful word in education

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The media loves the stories that identify the following traits in “today’s children”: Cotton wool kids who can’t be challenged in case they “fail” Kids with entitlement attitudes that say they must get a prize even if they don’t try Children who are used to getting whatever th ...
A question of balance

A question of balance

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On my desk or on my computer you will often find a “to-do list”. Sometimes very neat and ordered, sometimes scrawled on a notepad from when the idea strikes me sometime in the depths of night (If I don’t write it down, I know I will never get back to sleep). These lists remind me ...
Graduates

Graduates

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At SCAS we provide the “world of opportunities” that allows each of our students to find success in a realm that responds to their talents, interests and aspirations. We are not simply an “academic school” or a “performing arts school” or a “sporting school” - we are all of these things ...
The education “sausage factory” and resilience

The education “sausage factory” and resilience

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“Competition in schools is damaging children. Report after report tells us that children are experiencing anxiety and poor mental health at record levels. Kids report that school pressure is a major cause of anxiety for them…Academics tells (sic) us that intense competition, rankings a ...
How do you know if you have been educated?

How do you know if you have been educated?

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Some answers might be: I can read and write → Literate and numerate I passed my exams → Able to show what I know/have learnt I went to University/TAFE/Got a Trade Certificate → I know how to learn That was in a world where an education looked like this: That was the ...
For the love of teaching

For the love of teaching

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This poster hangs on my office wall. It has faded but I will not remove it. As I have moved from the class teacher’s desk to the principal’s office it has become less of a reminder of the joy I felt first watching the film and more of a reminder of how easy it is for an education ...
You’d have to be crazy…

You’d have to be crazy…

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While working on some presentations for staff, senior students and other principals, I have had reason to visit one of my favourite “school movies”, Lean on Me. Based on the story of “Crazy” Joe Clarke it follows a principal sent in to rescue a failing school in the USA. Clark gained ...
I’d love to change the world…

I’d love to change the world…

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“I'd love to change the world But I don't know what to do So I'll leave it up to you...” Ten Years After Schools are easy targets when things go wrong. It is not just when our students seem to be getting dumber while the rest of the world is getting smarter: “Australian students ha ...