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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

Gonski's new plan has one big flaw

Gonski's new plan has one big flaw

24 June 2018

Prof John Fischetti, EduResearch Matters, 4 June 2018.  When assembly line schooling is transformed to individualised learning, but the assessment scheme is from the same original mindset, we have the cart in front of the horse.  It's time we built learning centres instead of testing centres.  Read the article here(read more)

Haitch or aitch?

Haitch or aitch?

24 June 2018

The Conversation, 7 June 2018.   How a humble letter was held hostage by historical haughtiness.   (Naming the letter 'haitch' actually help students learn its correspondence with the sound /h/.)  Read the article here(read more)

The snares and delusions of education research

The snares and delusions of education research

24 June 2018

forbes.com   18 June 2018.   The scientific whiz-bangery behind 'evidence-based' research often turns out to be a snare and a delusion.  Read the article here(read more)

What's going on in your child's brain when you read them a story?

What's going on in your child's brain when you read them a story?

24 June 2018

National Public Radio nprEd, 24 May 2018.  The results of a small preliminary study indicate the effects of different kinds of storytelling.  Read the article here(read more)