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Recording our Story – Education in 2020

Recording our Story – Education in 2020

This has been a crazy year.   In Australia, after a relatively short time of online learning and teaching, schools opened again. None of us felt super safe about it, but back they went. Now in Victoria, schools are shutting again as the number of Covid-19 cases...

What Do We Want to Take Forward?

What Do We Want to Take Forward?

Today, in most states of Australia, a number of our youngest students are heading back to school following a very long break. Many students, teachers and parents will be feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety.  Most of us are dealing with the critical...

In Relation to Schools the PM offers Smoke and Mirrors.

In Relation to Schools the PM offers Smoke and Mirrors.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece about the federal government's unethical and egregious treatment of both our federation’s constitution and our students and teachers. I thought it couldn’t get much worse. But I was wrong. Not content with setting up...

Angry All Over Again

Angry All Over Again

I am angry again and my heart is breaking.  The response to the article I published on Friday was encouraging. I was pleased that I had been able to speak on behalf of teachers.This morning I sat to answer the emails we had received. Responses were overwhelmingly...

‘Soft Skills’ need a better PR Agent.

‘Soft Skills’ need a better PR Agent.

It is 3 years since I made my geriatric foray into the wonderful world of EdTech.  Ok, maybe I am exaggerating the geriatric bit, but not much. As a woman in her 60s I often find myself as the oldest person in the room and often the room shows surprise at my...