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Police Probe Pornography Ring At Melbourne Elite Private School St Michael’s

Flikr Images Police are investigating a pornography ring at a Melbourne private school which involved boys sharing explicit images of young naked girls. A 16-year-old male student at St Michael's Grammar School is believed to have created a Dropbox folder which contained photos of several girls from the St Kilda school. The folder was accessed [...]

Teaching Our Boys to Respect Women

Flickr, Photo: Michaela Rae One in three women over the age of 15 have experienced physical violence. One in five have experienced sexual violence. One in four have been emotionally abused by a partner. Approximately 70 women are killed each year by a current or former partner. Men are almost always the perpetrators. [...]

By | 2015-11-01T19:04:41+00:00 November 1st, 2015|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

Here’s Why We Have to Stop Labelling Our Boys

I fear for my sons. I fear for them having to grow up in a world that heralds their ability to get ahead, to be the boss, to "get" the girl. To score. I want them to view every girl they meet as a person and an equal, not a conquest. - Robyn Passante via Here's [...]

Great Teacher/Student Relationships

Of course we all know that relationships are central to teaching, and of course we all know that good relationships are pre-cursor to good teaching. But I wonder if we can clarify what a good Teacher/Student relationship looks like? In my experience good relationships in the classroom don’t depend on likeability as such. By that [...]