What if we trusted teachers and reconfigured their paper-based checklist-focused goal-setting accountability-driven jobs so they could focus on their students? What if we used new and different measures of achievement? What if we placed equal value on personal development? Social achievement? Effort? Resilience? Creativity?
What if we stopped testing the socio-economic gap NAPLAN constantly reflects and, instead, tried to build bridges of learning over that gap?
What if we focused on producing top-quality teaching graduates who understand primary teaching is all about positive relationships and bringing out the best in kids?
Listen to Gabbie discuss 'Teaching Australia' on ABC RN's Conversations with Richard Fidler. From Griffith Review Edition 51: Fixing the System © Copyright Griffith University & the author. GJStroud (Ross)