This is David’s 50th 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.
Latest News Stories
23 October 2016
www.linkedin.com, 21 Oct 2016. – Another article critical of the silly comparisons made by Hattie and Yates in their book, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn (2014). The author is also critical of their use of meta-analysis. Read the article here(read more)
4 October 2016
The Conversation, 3 Oct 2016. Education Minister Simon Birmingham has finally admitted that some private schools are overfunded. Read the article here(read more)
29 September 2016
www.theatlantic.com The Atlantic, Jan/Feb 2016 issue. An article about preschool in America, but relevant warnings for Australian educators about the downward push for inappropriate learning in the early years, with kids 'working' more but learning less. Read the article here(read more)
13 September 2016