Fixing a school is something we all can relate to as teachers. However, I don't know if he is doing anything different or revolutionary that hasn't already been tried. Schools - secondary or primary are difficult entities to make passive for the sake of learning; how can we get kids on seats and learning, if they have no respect for teachers in the beginning? I am positive there are schools here in Australia that could benefit from his knowledge. What do you think?
How a high-school principal curbed suspensions with a bit of compassion - http://klou.tt/8em3rwpjezgb
Further on this article can be found at:
The Globe And Mail | Curbing suspensions with compassion — Rachel Giese (rachel-giese.com)
February 6th, 2015 saw previous Governor-General of Australia - Quentin Bryce adopted into the ILF hall fame as many wonderful souls gone before her. The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO will work tirelessly to bring about new levels of funding and awareness for indigenous communities across Australia.
"We know that literacy is the key to choice, to income security, to developing potential - and it is the key to an enriching and rewarding life. That is why the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is so important," she said.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a not-for-profit charity organisation that has delivered more than 120,000 free and culturally appropriate books to more than 250 remote Indigenous communities and service organisations around Australia. Unfortunately, such communities have no access to books - at home or in bookshops and only 36% of these communities have access to a library.
Books are the first step to alleviating illiteracy across nations. We need your help! Help us help illiterate kids and their families.
Purchase a book, change a life and bring real hope to these communities.
Your contribution will be added to the 120,000 books already supplied to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation fund.
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