Building confidence in teaching and Learning
Education Services Provider
Education Services Provider
My ethos is reflected in the Seneca the Younger quote - "While they teach, men learn". I have been involved in education for forty years and have served in a wide range of situations - rural and urban, working for high achieving students as well as students at educational risk. A major part of my professional life has been in assisting teachers with pedagogy and student management.
Roles that I have successfully carried out include: Program Coordinator (school-wide leadership for Pedagogy as well as Student Services Manager), Associate Principal (two years), Head of Learning Area HASS (5 years), careers advisor/teacher (20 years), tutor of adult tertiary students (Kurongkurl Katitjin ECU 1998). A key professional role that I have held has been with the WA Secondary Teaching Administrators' Association as vice president and president (2011 to 2019).
Currently, I am a supervisor of pre-service teachers at ECU.
When I'm not working with clients, I enjoy walking and sniffing with my dogs, Macey and Hugo. My favourite weekend activity is attending AFL games with my wife.
I have a passion for history - especially military history and I have visited the Western Front battlefields on several occasions (the photo above was in 2016 when I visited a school in Arras France).
I offer a service in facilitating and presenting professional learning sessions for staff on a range of topics including: use of evidence-based pedagogy, effective behaviour management, classroom observations and walk throughs, instructional intelligence, metacognition strategies, improving & promoting efficacy in school leadership and mental health and wellness. Sessions can be delivered in 45, 60 or 90 minute time slots.
For presenting professional learning to groups of staff, I charge $120 for a one hour session. For providing lesson observations and giving feedback to teachers, I charge schools $200 per day or $40 per hour (inclusive of briefing and de-briefing with admin staff).
I am available on an hourly basis to provide tuition for students who are struggling with NAPLAN and OLNA in English (reading comprehension and writing). I am also keen to work with students on a one-to-one basis to provide career counselling, developing career portfolios and general life coaching. Optimum time for sessions is 45 minutes but maximum one hour.
I offer an informal and non-threatening mentor relationship to assist teachers to grow in their profession and to further develop their teaching competencies. I carry out lesson observations and provide valuable feedback. For beginning teachers and those people aspiring to promotion, there is no fee (gratis and pleased to help!).
School visits incur the following costs - payment by direct deposit or PayPal preferred. Invoices will be sent once contact is made for appointments
Meetings to discuss School priorities and specific needs. Also, arrangement of lesson observations, teacher conferencing and providing targeted feed back with aim of building confidence in teaching. A main focus can be in assisting teachers with student management.
Professional learning for staff on a range of topics. Note extra cost may be incurred for School specific request. See the Services Offered page of this web site for further details of presentations ready to go.
One-on-One service provided to build confidence in teaching and learning
Support for literacy confidence (NAPLAN and OLNA) and/or life coaching (resilience) and career advice
Lesson observations, teacher conferencing and provision of feedback - with goal of building confidence in teaching!
Building confidence in teaching and learning
I understand that each student's and each teacher's situation and needs are unique to them. Tell me more about what you're looking for, and I will get back to you soon with some ideas.
9 Maitland Rise, Woodvale Western Australia 6026, Australia