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.
Latest News Stories
20 February 2017
Protecting Childhood, 19 Feb 2017. Data collection in schools to fulfil national standardised testing requirements is a wrong education driver. Stop the paralysis by analysis! Read the article here(read more)
5 February 2017
The Age, 4 Feb 2017. Trump instinctively knows that clearly set-out arguments don't persuade. The method of argument required for students to succeed at NAPLAN doesn't work. We are going to need new techniques of telling the truth. Read the article here(read more)