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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

The future of learning

The future of learning

16 November 2018

InsightCreative, 13 Nov 2018.  Visit Wooranna Park Primary School in Dandenong, Melbourne, where learning spaces are rich and engaging and children's minds are being prepared for the future.  Read the article here(read more)

Australia's education system nearly the most unequal in the developed world

Australia's education system nearly the most unequal in the developed world

15 November 2018

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 15 Nov 2018.  Australia prides itself on its egalitarian ethos, but it is a myth in education. We have one of the most segregated school systems and to be the 2nd most unequal education system in the developed world is disgraceful and scandalous. Read the report here(read more)

Dealing with school anxiety:  powerful things adults can do

Dealing with school anxiety: powerful things adults can do

14 November 2018

heysigmund.com, 13 Nov 2018.  Anxious kids are brave kids. They are creative, thoughtful and have the potential to light the world on fire... When anxiety takes hold though, it's overwhelming. The important adults in their lives can help.  Read the article here(read more)

The price we pay for decades of school funding based on religion

The price we pay for decades of school funding based on religion

14 November 2018

Ross Gittins, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Nov 2018.  The coalition government has failed to implement Gonski reforms, which proposed needs-based, sector-blind funding of schools.  Read the article here(read more)