n this episode of the Knowledge for Teachers Podcast, Brendan Lee speaks to former principal, Greg Clement. In this conversation, we find out how he transformed Clayton South Primary School from the worst school in the network to the second best within 12 months.
Knowledge for Teachers Podcast – Tom Sherrington on why we need effective and precise teaching techniques
In this episode of the Knowledge for Teachers podcast, Brendan Lee chats to Tom Sherrington about how Tom randomly found some Bill Rogers videos that were transformational for him. How he worked out the need to deliver precise professional learning for teachers and the common challenges that schools face. Tom also goes through how schools are using Teaching Walkthrus effectively.
Knowledge for Teachers podcast – 01 Dr. Russ Fox on building relationships, routines and using reinforcers
In this podcast episode, Brendan Lee chats with Dr. Russ Fox about why we need to address the learning environment, error correction using the 3 step process and supporting students in building habits by using gradual release of responsibility.
Why you can’t change someone who believes in balanced literacy
In this blog, I will look at why it can be so hard to get someone to change and four simple steps that we can follow to support them through the transformation in their thinking.
1. Agree on the problem
2. See the world through their eyes
3. Shrink the change
4. Clarify the solution
It’s not the footballers’ fault they make dumb decisions
Why do we continue to see young footballers making such poor decisions off the field? This article looks at why it is happening and what we can do to support them better.
Bring the cafe to the classroom
My happy place to go to is the cafe. I love sitting down with my strong flat white, ordering the most outrageous meal on the menu and chatting with friends and family. However, we can’t go out to a cafe at the moment, so bring the cafe to the classroom! Our students need to feel…
How meeting your new class is like getting married on MAFS
Walking into a new class is just like walking down the aisle on Married at First Sight! You need to make a good first impression! Look good, smell good and feel good. That’s your classroom that I’m talking about. When your students first walk into your classroom, you want them to immediately feel comfortable. Love…
How to communicate with your child like an FBI negotiator
Do you ever feel like you just can’t win with your kids? Picture this, you have five minutes before you have to leave and all of a sudden your little darling decides they no longer want to go to their friends party. Even though, they were just raving about how excited they were ten minutes earlier! How ridiculous!
This leads to you calling out their crazy behaviour and being met with a firm “No!” You then change your approach and try being understanding and yet they still refuse to leave. So, you go back to being the boss because you are the boss, right? However, you are met with hysterical screaming that would have your neighbours thinking you were a mass murderer!