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Entry to Teaching

As a person who has, during my career, both taught and was connected to schools in another capacity, I feel a need to comment on the uproar about “the low mark” required to get into a teaching degree. There are … Continue reading

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Move With The Times Researchers

The latest research – apparently we old timers are becoming “addicted” to our iPhones! First the middle aged (I can only assume) researchers attacked the young for being “addicted” to IT equipment and now it is us oldies. But the … Continue reading

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What is Social Justice.?

I went to a funeral the day before yesterday. It was of a person who had died suddenly and much younger than is usual but our friendship, born of being fellow students at one stage in our disparate lives, was … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

When I say “mea culpa” I only have myself both to blame and forgive. I have no God for a fall back position. I have not believed in a “maker” since I was 11 years old 66 years ago, although … Continue reading

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CONDITIONING and HIGH HEELS

I have a strong antipathy to high heeled shoes. This is well known in my family and much objected to as part of my considerably more minor non acceptance of general “fashion” trends. But now I am also being subjected … Continue reading

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Aussie Values and White Blight

I speak from a position of old age but, so far, I have not lost the clarity of my memories. In the last few weeks I have also had the great privilege of speaking with groups of even older people, … Continue reading

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Basic Skills? Learning to Read?

As an avid and lifelong lover of reading I never thought I would agree with Socrates’ opinion about reading. That was that reading would reduce our brain function. But listening to radio discussions about the “new” curriculum it is clear … Continue reading

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