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This is David’s 51st year in education. He is passionate about teaching and learning and doesn’t want to retire!

David was with the Victorian Ministry of Education for 28 years and taught at every year level from Prep to Year 6. During that time, he also lectured at La Trobe University, the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. For 4 years, he was an education department consultant in both primary and secondary schools and then returned to the primary classroom. He was the principal of Ringwood Heights Primary School, a school he loved, for 5 years.

He is currently in demand as an education consultant in schools and in conference centres across Australia and in many parts of the world. He has completed many lecture tours of the USA and the UK, and has also worked with teachers in China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malta, New Zealand and Singapore.

Teachers often describe David as a gifted presenter – engaging, knowledgeable, extremely practical, inspirational. See some Testimonials.

David has written or co-authored many popular teacher reference books and two CD-ROM series. See his Publications here.

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Latest News Stories

NAPLAN results delayed over concerns data could be invalid

NAPLAN results delayed over concerns data could be invalid

8 August 2018

ABC News, 8 Aug 2018.  ACARA assured us that the online results and test paper results would be comparable, but that assurance is now under question.  The mess continues!  Read article here(read more)

School Drama Hub - 5 highly recommended workshops

School Drama Hub - 5 highly recommended workshops

13 July 2018

The School Drama Hub will bring together a small group of Victorian primary teachers for 5 professional learning workshops.  Venue: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford.  Registrations close 29 June.  First workshop Monday 30 July, 4:30 - 7:30 pm.  Flyer:  School_Drama_Hub_Victoria_2018(read more)

Real reason teachers walk away

Real reason teachers walk away

29 June 2018

news.com.au, 28 June 2018.  Half our teachers are quitting within five years of graduating. We're at crisis point.  Essential Reading:  Gabbie Stroud (2018) Teacher, Allen & Unwin.  Read the ABC article here(read more)

John Hattie is Wrong

John Hattie is Wrong

26 June 2018

Robert Slavin's blog, 21 June 2018.  Hattie's claims appear appealing, simple and understandable – but they are profoundly wrong.  He is shovelling meta-analyses containing massive bias into meta-meta-analyses that reflect the same biases.  He is undermining the value of evidence.  Read the article here(read more)