I came across this piece by Marcia Devlin this morning. The first part of her post reminded me of my Grade 6 teacher. (A Mr Horn, if I remember correctly.) Now I liked Mr Horn very much. I thought he was an engaging teacher who always made us think. But I do remember him one […]
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If you read this blog regularly you will know that my heart weeps for education. At a time in which the world faces its greatest ever challenges, we are returning to models of education that were essentially developed 200 years ago. In Australia, we have the NAPLAN and MySchool which are regressive simplistic measures of student and […]
Do a google search on Schumann and you will most likely find references to Robert Schumann, the 19th century composer. You won’t immediately find that his wife Clara Schumann, was also a noted composer and virtuoso pianist. As an interesting aside there was a strong and complex relationship between Robert, Clara and Johannes Brahms
Marie Curie‘s name is intimately associated with the discovery of ‘radioactivity.’ This is not accurate as that discovery belongs to Henri Becquerel. To me precise she isolated the active radioactive source within pitchblende. Starting with several tonnes of pitchblende working with he husband Pierre, she isolated one gram of pure Radium. From the Nobel Prize website: […]
Frank Tate was Victoria’s first Director of Education. Reading his biography is an amazing experience. Here was someone who was passionate about education and an educational reformer. He addressed issues we think of as modern. Tate was not content to be a routine inspector and embarked on a personal crusade to revive Victorian state education. […]
Gandhi held no pubic office and was the head of no organisation yet he was one of the most influential people of the 20th Century.
Charlotte Bronte (1816 -1885)
Eleanor Roosevelt may be best known as the wife of US President Franklin D Roosevelt. However she was an amazing and influential woman in her own right.
Grace Murray Hopper was an amazing woman. One of the pioneers of computer programming and instrumental in developing COBOL.
This “seeing with fresh eyes” exercise is something I often use when I find myself stuck or I think my client is stuck. When I’m stuck I can make decisions but I’m not confident about them. They might be OK or they might not, either way they don’t resonate. When I’m in this state this […]
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