Author Archives: johnryan01

Is That Really Acceptable?


I believe the most important responsibility of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) is deciding who is admitted to the teaching profession and who remains in it. In the great majority of cases it is an easy decision. Most applicants … Continue reading

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Power to Queensland Teachers


The word democracy is Greek in origin and literally translated, means power to the people. Love them or hate them, elections are part of our lives. Whilst some of us may complain about the inconvenience of having to vote in … Continue reading

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Mutual Fear


One of the benefits of gaining more and more life experience – ok, let’s be real, growing older – is it allows you to reflect on how you have dealt with certain tasks and challenges. It also allows you to … Continue reading

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THANK YOU QUEENSLAND TEACHERS


Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about teaching graduates – some of whom I had the privilege of addressing at a graduation ceremony last year – wondering how their first days in the classroom have been.  Did the … Continue reading

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