The 7 Languages of Respect

How and why generations communicate respect very differently By Michael McQueen In 1992, bestselling US author and relationship counselor Gary Chapman wrote a revealing and landmark book which would go on to sell over 5 million copies and be translated into 38 languages worldwide. Entitled The Five Love Languages this one book has been credited with saving countless thousands of relationships and enriching millions more.

Naplan and Feedback

My article, published on Saturday 14th June 2014, is suggesting the disparity between the importance given to Naplan and the lack of focus on a range of Feedback mechanisms.

Learning To Take A Leap

My article which appeared in the Newcastle Herald Weekender magazine on the 18th October looks at the importance of the transition from Year 6 to Year 7. I discuss the pitfalls common in poor transition practice, look at todays’ new learner and suggest ten elements of a good transtion program.

Parent / Teacher Interviews

This is the fourth article of mine published in the Newcastle herald Weekender magazine October 11th. This article looks at Parent / Teacher interviews, how they are at present and how they can be improved. These interactions are vital periods in a child’s educational life but are often fraught with misunderstandings and miscommunications.