During my twenty-plus years in the classroom – including six as a HoD and over fifteen years as a PD provider – I have always tried to be an out-of-the-box thinker, a questioner of the status quo.
The dominant mantra has always been, Just because ‘everyone’ is doing it doesn’t make ‘it’ the smartest approach!
Two (perhaps unpopular?) observations I’ve made over my three-plus decades in education are:
In response to these observations, the main thrust of my work is to empower maths teachers:
Teachers tell me I am a transparent, relatable presenter. Perhaps this is because I claim to have made ‘more mistakes than anyone in the history of teaching’.
I’ve always been fascinated by the craft of teaching maths. I have a knack for presenting large pedagogical ideas in easy-to-follow ways … common sense and feet-on-the-ground ways, and in the absence of edu-babble.
Feel free to check out my blog to gain a sense of what lights my professional wick.
Inspirational Speakers – the knowledge gained will be so beneficial in my classrooms
The best P.D. I have attended in living memory!” I loved every minute of this engaging, interesting and informative PD. And I have been teaching for 40+ years!
Keep up the fantastic PD opportunities! Very professional and well-researched workshops and conferences.
Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday. David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended. I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s
It was also fantastic to catch up with Zlatica, Dani, Kate and Marg, lots of laughs
A big THANK YOU once again
Loved the honesty in the sharing of information and strategies
I love the fantastic variety of workshops and conferences on offer. Always look forward to Critical Agendas PD’s.
Passionate & Authentic Speakers – Meaningful Strategies
Loved the passion of the Presenters
“It is the first P.L. in a long long time that I haven’t been checking in with my watch.”