Me and two colleagues ‘decolonised’ our library. We went through and removed false or misleading books on Australia’s history and culture:

This is a discussion about skills vs. content. I used to believe skills were more important to teach than content but now I’m more siding on the “this is a pointless argument” angle, and also, capabilities should be included in such a debate.

This is a draft of an article which is likely to be published soon. Basically the Australian education ‘expert’ Kevin Donnelly, I do not like his views one bit, so I wrote an article about it:

My latest thinking on classroom assessment in HTAV’s Agora:

This hasn’t been published, but is a short read about why Wikipedia is in fact a good research tool:

This is the Keynote presentation I gave at the 2019 Middle Years HTAV Conference on the topic of assessment:

Here is an article that can help you to write better rubrics:

How to write a great rubric

In this article, myself and a team from my school respond to a critic of rubric use:

In defence of rubrics

This piece of writing demonstrates how you can use rubrics to find student’s point of readiness and target your teaching to this point:

Using data to target teaching

Here, I suggest that using grades in compulsory schooling isn’t such a great idea:

Bad grades

This one brings together the myriad research and comment suggesting we may have gone a bit far with the amount of computers and IT devices in our schools:

Computer failure

In the age old battle between what is more important, skills or content, I side with skills in this piece:

Skills are more important than content

Here I offer some ways to teach students to search online:

Online search strategy

Here is an article about to use data to target teaching:

Here’s an article explaining how to create “Learning Adventures

This is all about how using narrative can improve history teaching: