Skewering Democracy- Who is Crossing the Line Irresponsibly and What is the Impact on Our Kids?

Our Harry Potter/FightClub Democracy! Questions from an ‘ordinary Australian.’ (C) Julie Boyd Chris Uhlman tweeted today that Czech President Vaclav Klaus – the man Vaclav Havel once described as a “gangster capitalist,” refused to be security checked at Parliament House which means the ABC are unable to interview him as their studios were on the […]

The Personal Responsibility of Each Teacher

Each Teacher has the personal responsibility: 1.            To develop: Breadth and Depth of Repertoire of Strategies 2.            To create: Capacity to align strategies / learning environments / curriculum / assessment 3.            To build: Sophistication of personal teaching frameworks and ensure fit with broader society 4.            To maintain: Interest in / Commitment […]


An excerpt from a recent story in the Australian about a World War 2 veteran who had just died began: Alex McPherson’s father was killed when Alex was seven and his grief stricken mother immediately made him head of the household. That gave him a sense of responsibility that never left him Harriet Veith The […]