Author Archives: Patrick Todhunter

The school without bells

The Value of Silence: The School without Bells Bells have been a common feature of schools as far as I remember. “What time does the bell go?” or “Has the bell gone yet?” must be asked as often as any … Continue reading

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National Professional Standards for Teachers – A Discussion

School Education Minister Peter Garrett has recently unveiled the seven national professional standards for teachers (Feb 2011). The minister maintains that these standards will help certify high-performing teachers, enable the development of a nationally consistent teacher registration scheme and assist … Continue reading

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