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Starting Small.

Our Real Schools mission to raise Teacher status is on.  And my commitment is to do it as comfortably and appropriately for early January as possible!

I’ve just finished a coffee on my favourite outside couch and a fantastic little book called “88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively” by Tim Bowman.  It’s a ripper.

One of Bowman’s ideas is to think about what our students really need to know as they embark on their lives and beyond our influence.  He suggests there are three:

  1. Empathy – understanding, caring for and being more tolerant of others.
  2. Self discipline – learning to be accountable to avoid the “easy path”.
  3. The process of effort, learning and achievement – getting comfortable with not knowing and accepting challenges.

January is a fantastic time to absorb the educative world outside our own schools.  What are you reading, absorbing, thinking about and planning to change or tweak in 2017?

My advice – do it with a really good coffee too!

Free WEBINAR – The Stress Free School

Teacher performance is at the core of every school’s and  system’s improvement agenda. And when we look at alarming  statistics telling us that 30-50% of our teachers are leaving the  profession within 5 years of commencing their careers – it’s clearly  time that we looked at why?

This honest and practical webinar is designed for School/System  Leaders and Teachers to get a handle on the three things that are  most significantly stressing our teachers:
  1. Student Behaviour
  2. Workload
  3. Issues with Parents

But more important than just knowing these issues (after all – you can know them just by reading this summary!) this webinar is all about ROI – Return On Investment. We want you to have at your disposable the simple and practical tactics you can deploy in each of these spaces that provide the best “bang for your buck” in terms of time, effort and resource.

This webinar is about School Culture – and creating one in 2017 that gives your staff, your students, your community and your programs the chance to flourish.

The Stress Free School is NOT a whimsical and idealistic pipedream. The investment of one hour of your time this January is all you need do to make inroads on this appealing reality. As Gough Whitlam said “It’s time”.

This Real Schools Webinar is aimed at School Leaders, Administrators and Teachers of all phases of learning.