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Investing in the All-rounder

There is a niche market for skilled and well rounded educator in any faculty who takes on a passive leadership role. This is the educator is a lifelong learner in both formal or informal settings. This leader is connected and contributes actively to a Professional Learning Network #PLN they have created for themselves. This network has like minded educators in a diverse range of roles, experience and perspective on education should look today and in the future. This leader is the educator who… Continue

Added by Claudine Neal on February 22, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Nearly 3 years since my last confession, no sorry, blog

It has been 3 years since my last confession/ blog. I have had several enriching opportunities. I hold on to my involvement in establishing a Special Assistance School as a landmark in my teaching career. I learned the value of educational leadership from within the teaching team. The opportunity to design a whole school curriculum that was innovative and made sense to students who were at both ends of the spectrum but at the school because of life circumstance.…

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Added by Claudine Neal on December 12, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Yellow Brick Road has changed colour again

When the brick road changes again in you professional life it impacts on your personal life. As I am told today that I am part of the carnage of the 2.5% of teachers salary cuts for OTEN (TAFE) which will occur every year for the next 4 years; has an unexpected effect on me. As I have never lost a position of employment; I wonder where the road will lead next. I know that I have finished my practicum for my MTeach (Primary), I will be finishing my university…

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Added by Claudine Neal on July 19, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Reflecting on travelling the yellow brick road - taking career risks

The yellow brick road is one to lead us to an adventure and we deal with the challenges as they appear with the help from others around you. When the yellow brick road becomes a different colour, multi-coloured or there is a tree across it; sometimes you wonder if the challenge is worth the reward.…

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Added by Claudine Neal on April 6, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

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