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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.
Latest News Stories
24 June 2017
The Guardian, 23 June 2017. – Victoria to be hit hardest by amendment to $23.5bn plan as Queensland complains it will have to find extra $1bn over six years. Read the article here(read more)
24 June 2017
Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 20 June 2017. – The original Gonski report was scathing about the incoherence of school funding, but Gonski 2.0 is designed to continue it. Read the article here(read more)
23 June 2017
The Conversation, 23 June 2017. – International research suggests that students with disability have no impact on the learning of other students. Read the article here(read more)