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.
Latest News Stories
21 March 2018
Yvette Berry, ACT Minister for Education and Early Childhood, 21 March 2018. Education ministers around Australia are looking at whether NAPLAN really is doing more harm than good. Read the article here(read more)
12 March 2018
The Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA) call on Federal and State governments to commit to a full and independent review of NAPLAN and the MySchool website. Read the article here(read more)
6 March 2018
David Zyngier, Monash University. Smaller class sizes in the first 4 years of school can have an important and lasting impact on student achievement. This is particularly true when smaller classes are combined with appropriate teacher pedagogies suited to reduced student numbers. Read the article here(read more)
26 February 2018
Robyn Ewing, EduResearch Matters, 26 Feb 2018. There is widespread agreement among educators about the importance of teaching phonics, but why do some non-educators believe they have all the answers when it comes to teaching reading and why do they push a one-size-fits-all recipe? Read the article here(read more)