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I understand that my approach presents as non-conventional.

Edgey. My results however speak for themselves. Young people appreciate the opportunity to be spoken with not too. Whilst staff appreciate the expert skill sets of a highly experienced educator capable of reading a room and creating an atmosphere that allows for ‘real talk’.You won’t

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Young people make for easy targets.

They present with color and flare that can raise eyebrows. They often choose to push back against authority which can lower eyebrows. And they can be corralled by “general rules”-or labels. They are often called lazy. Disengaged. Apathetic. They’re resilience is questioned. As is their

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5 “changes” every school could make –

The global pandemic has highlighted that life is not linear.And neither is education. The disruptions felt throughout our communities can at the very least serve as a catalyst for change.Our (education systems) schools need to shift.Dramatically. Appreciating the value of (communication) relationships.The influence of music

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A note to all Year 12 students –

A note to all Year 12 students – Do not stress about your ATAR score-at this time or otherwise. Few people (if any) will ever ask of it. Focus instead on the learning/study process itself and controlling your input/s around it… …and being kind to

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Young people do not lack resilience. Full-stop.

That notion is driven by adult economic ambition and convenience. Nothing more. Young people gut out countless challenging scenarios every day. With and without adult assistance. Abuse.Politics.Divorce. Economics.Limitation. Circumstance. Pandemics.And labels.

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It’s time for some real talk.

Some conversations are just plain hard.Raw and uncomfortable. They often lead to equally challenging questions and comments. Particularly when the audience is young.Younger than you.And younger than me. The mainstream media.Social media.Reality. Global debt.Property prices.Anxiety. Relationships. Divorce.Hope. Technology. Escapism.Government. The environment.Fear. Young people can’t hear

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Importance of mental health

As a global or local community we shouldn’t need to highlight the importance of mental health via a unique day or on-going campaign as the value of mental health should be obvious to all. I’m a father, a teacher, an educational consultant, a professional athlete

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Two Words

Transactional.And giving. Two adjectives. Both underscore relationships-community. One divides. The other unites. Young people constantly look towards adults for suggestion.And direction. All adults-without exception. And what do they see? Do they witness acts of kindness-of giving-without personal motive,financial incentive or the leverage of ‘likes’?Or do

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It’s time for real talk.

Some conversations are just plain hard. Raw and uncomfortable. They often lead to equally challenging questions and comments. Particularly when the audience is young.

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