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
10 November 2018
Anita Collins and Misty Adoniou, The Conversation, 8 Nov 2018. Neuroscience has found a clear relationship between music and language acquisition. Read the article here(read more)
4 November 2018
The Conversation, 1 Nov 2018. The Australian Curriculum defines decoding as 'A process of working out the meaning of words in a text. In decoding, readers draw on contextual, vocabulary, grammatical and phonic knowledge.' However, the Victorian coalition defines decoding only as 'sounding out letters' and wants their misinformed view(read more)
26 October 2018
Trevor Cobbold, saveourschools.com.au, 23 Oct 2018. Australia allocates more and better teacher resources to socio-economically advantaged schools than to disadvantaged schools. The mis-allocation ranks alongside the worst in the OECD. Read the report here (read more)