Principal John Goh answers our five questions

John Goh is the principal of Merrylands East Public School and host of popular educational twitter chat, #ozprimschchat. He’s known for his innovative and disruptive (in a good way) approach to education and school leadership and we are delighted to have him hosting @EduTweetOz this week.

For a little bit more about John, check out this video from AITSL.

Here are John’s answers to our five questions:

Please tell us a little about yourself. What is your current role and what does it involve?

Merrylands East PS Principal and that involves leading a school in curriculum, teaching and learning for 370 students from a culturally diverse community.

What do you plan to talk about on Edutweetoz this week?

  • Celebrations of achievements, both teachers and students
  • Reflections for the year
  • Coping with changes from 2013 to 2014

Who are your teaching role models and why?

No real models but I take a lot of inspiration from peeps and industry.

What issues do you think are most pressing for teachers today?

The implementation of the Australian Curriculum in a changing education environment.

What are your hopes for education in the next 10 years?

Schools will become basepoints of learning where students are self regulated

To get to know John Goh, visit his blog and follow him on Twitter.

In a shameless piece of cross promotion, I’m also going to plug the interview I had with him earlier in 2014 for the Teachers Education Review, in which I asked him about student engagement.  You can find that interview here.


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