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Feb 23, 2021

"They see the standards as the answer, not the question..."

When you approach the Australian Professional Standards for teachers. When you look at the rubric, what do you see? For so many, they see the answer sheet. You know, the document you have alongside as you check off your evidence. The document that tells you...

Feb 17, 2021

"The bell doesn't dismiss you! I do!"

Have you ever found yourself working through a process in your classroom, at your site or in your professional career and thinking… “I can see a different way.. This is so frustrating”?

I know that many of you feel that way about teacher accreditation, that’s for sure,...

Feb 9, 2021

When we work Towards Accreditation, we Start with the Standards
With a process that involved paperwork and lots of box-ticking, (boxes with standards next to them of course!) I can completely understand why this might be the way you see things.  When we do so, we feel like we have to learn an entirely new language.  The...

Feb 2, 2021

2,960,000,000 people in the world have a fixed mindset. Are you one of them?

Recently, I bought my 8-year-old son a book. It’s called “You Are Awesome – Find your confidence and dare to be brilliant at (almost) anything” and it’s written by British Ping Pong Champion turned motivational speaker and author,...