The Australian Centre for Sustainability Literacy is a division of Julie Boyd and Associates, who have been working for three decades to educate students in becoming positively contributing world citizens. We use a careful integration of solid research and evidence from a broad range of fields across education, community, business and leadership to support the 7th Generation concept which says that all decisions need to be made for the benefit of 7 generations forward.
(C) Julie Boyd 2011 Not everything that can be counted, counts, and not everything that counts can be counted Albert Einstein The Grattan Institute recently wrote that a new system of teacher appraisal and feedback in Australia would improve teacher effectiveness, recognise our best educa […]
This story shows how, and why, NOT to improve teacher performance through standardised test links to merit pay. A very salutory story. Terrific story by a brave ex-teacher. A teacher’s story: Why the DC Impact system Bloomberg wants NYC schools to emulate caused me to leave teaching First published on, and well worth a visit […]
Respected American journalist, Dan Rather, reports on what the fuss is all about over Finnish Education. It’s interesting that this is exactly what was happening in Australian schools in the 1990s. It is the greatest failure of Australian political advisors that this was not pursued, but rather our cultural cringe had us looking to America […]
The Flipped Classroom Original post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. at http://wp.me/pKlio-cq Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for […]
5 Reasons Why Public School Teachers are Occupying Wall Street The classroom and the boardroom are often seen as dissimilar spaces. In classrooms, there are students and teachers; two groups of people that have the most insight on the current debate about what to do with the broken education system, but whom have rarely been […]
The biggest mistake many teachers make is to assume that students think the same way they do. As once said by the brilliant Bob Samples author of one of my favourite books ‘Open Mind, Whole Mind ‘ If I force the child to see the world in the narrow patterns of my history and myperspectives. […]
Guatemalan Schools Built from Bottles, Not Bricks Zak Stone The cost of building new classrooms and schools shouldn’t prohibit students in the developing world from accessing a quality education, but new construction, even using inexpensive materials like cinder block, can run up a five-digit bill in construction costs. Now, Hug It Forward, a nonprofit in [… […]