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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.

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Latest News Stories

NAPLAN results show it is time to hand trust back to teachers

NAPLAN results show it is time to hand trust back to teachers

20 December 2016

abc.net.au  14 Dec 2016.  – If politicians truly want to improve standards, they should stop away from education and hand trust back to teachers.  Testing students is not teaching and it does little to promote learning or motivate students.  Read the article here(read more)

Australia's students are failing. I blame the politicians.

Australia's students are failing. I blame the politicians.

9 December 2016

The Conversation, 7 Dec 2016.  – The more federal politicians get involved in education, the worse we perform. And the PISA report shows that inequity in Australia is too high.  Read the article here(read more)

Behind Singapore's PISA rankings success

Behind Singapore's PISA rankings success

9 December 2016

The Conversation, 8 Dec 2016.  Singapore has topped the global rankings, but other countries may not want to follow their highly competitive "educational arms race".  Read the article here(read more)

Academics worldwide call for end to PISA tests

Academics worldwide call for end to PISA tests

9 December 2016

Save Our Schools NZ.  7 May 2014, but still current!  Academics around the world have called for a end to PISA testing.  They are concerned that a single, narrow, biased yardstick is doing irreparable harm to our schools and our students.  Read the article here(read more)