Blog posts in School Support

Dancing and the arts – not important enough for PD?

We live in an information-rich age but do we communicate it well? When was the last time you attended a really snappy, efficient meeting where information was exchanged with clarity and succinctness?...

Scratching the itch

Talk abounds about the problem of children in poverty – hands are wrung, blame is cast, and the resulting cost escalates exponentially. But does the Government’s response to hungry kids in schools show...

How long do hungry school kids need to wait?

The budget didn’t do it. How long do we need to wait before this Government supports schools with their hungry children?There are thousands of children who go to school without breakfast or lunch. It’s...

Money ain’t everything, but it sure is something!

Kids from higher socio-economic backgrounds perform better in school, on average, than kids from poor families. They have, on average, better achievement results, higher participation in...

Who sez spelling sux?

If I had a dollar, or maybe ten, for every time I’ve heard an English teacher say, “Spelling doesn’t matter, just get the ideas down,” or “Don’t worry about spelling…” I would be wealthy enough to...

Awash with resources

Make no mistake, I'm an advocate of life-long learning but I have a grave concern about something that affects all of us. If you listen carefully you may hear the sound of it. What is it? It’s the...

Back to Basics?

Once again “Back to Basics” is on the lips of ACT followers and others of that ilk as the answer to the Government’s quest for education's silver bullet.As a child I chanted tables and spelling words...