Undermining the expertise of teachers is a losing bet: why factory-model education reforms just won’t win

By Melanie Ralph Suites of ready-made resources may be a crutch for some teachers, but we stand to lose the best and brightest if we pursue more top-down reforms that would deskill teachers and kick a struggling profession while it’s already down. Recently, think tank The Grattan Institute published a report titled Ending the lesson […]

All In The Same Boat

Below is an updated version of a post I wrote last year about cynicism. I’ve tweaked it for the start of a new year to focus on positivity and collegial support in schools. UPDATE: I was really excited to learn that this article was published in the Queensland Teachers Journal in their March 2017 issue.  Melanie Ralph […]