Entries by Coolwebs

What do teachers want?

What do teachers want? The answer it seems is to make a difference in the lives of young people and assist them to become well educated, well rounded adults. A big ask, but also one that would seem eminently achievable given the resources available within our Education system. So what, if anything, prevents teachers from […]

Kangaroos in the classroom

Personality Types have become very popular in recent times. In fact, since the introduction of the Myers-Briggs model of Type back in the 1930’s and 1940’s, which basically built upon the Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung’s theories, understanding Personality Types has become a multi-million dollar global industry. Everyone from the ordinary person in the street, to […]

Is education the problem?

Are our kids failing school, or is school failing our kids? The subject of Education has always been a fairly hot topic, after all we are talking about our kid’s futures, but why is the focus of attention usually oriented towards how well or how badly certain states are performing compared to the others, or […]

The greatest gift

People sometimes ask me why I do what I do. Running a business can be a thankless task at times, and one dedicated to supporting a non-voting portion of the population on their journey through a dysfunctional education system can be especially so. My answer to their question is in part because of the challenging […]

We are all different: A brief history

People differ from each other in exciting, fundamental ways. That is a given. We hold different beliefs, are moved by different things, perceive “facts” differently and generally behave in ways not always in sync’ with those around us. Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to reconcile these differences. We may feel bad about the way we […]

What’s it all about?

There are times in the life of every teacher when the behaviour of their students can leave them either pulling their hair out in frustration, or merely scratching their heads in bewilderment. This relationship between teacher and student has been a regular pattern down through the ages and there have been more than a few […]