This webpage contains references – academic, journalistic and practical – on various aspects of education, learning and leadership. If you spot broken links or would like to suggest additional inclusions, please feel free to contact me.


Clark, R. E, Kirschner, P. A., & Sweller, J. (2012). Putting students on the path to learning: The case for fully guided instruction. American Educator, 36(1), 6-11.

Goleman, D. (2000). Leadership that gets results. Harvard Business Review, 78(2), 78-90.

Hempenstall, K. & Buckingham, J. (2016). Read about it: Scientific evidence for effective teaching of reading. Retrieved from

Kirschner, P. A., Sweller, J., & Clark, R. E. (2006). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: An analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching. Educational Psychologist, 41(2), 75-86.

National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy. (2005). Teaching reading. Canberra: Department of Science, Education, and Training.

Rosenshine, B. (2012). Principles of instruction: Research-based strategies that all teachers should know. American Educator, 36(1), 12-19.

Wildy, H. (2012). Balancing collaboration and decisiveness. Principal Matters, 92, 2-3.


Curtis, R.E., & City, E.A. (2009). Strategy in action: How school systems can support powerful learning and teaching. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Publishing Group. See it here.

Dinham, S. (2016). Leading teaching and learning. Camberwell, Victoria: ACER Press. See it here.

Hattie, J. (2012). Visible learning for teachers: Maximising impact on learning. New York: Routledge. See it here.

Hollingsworth, J., & Ybarra, S. (2009). Explicit direct instruction: The power of the well-crafted, well-taught lesson. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press. See it here.

Macklin, P., & Zbar, V. (2017). Driving school improvement: A practical guide. Camberwell, Victoria: ACER Press. See it here.

Stone, L. (2018). Reading for life: High quality literacy instruction for all. London: Taylor & Francis. See it here.

Wexler, N. (2019). The knowledge gap: The hidden cause of America’s broken education system – and how to fix it. New York: Avery. See it here.

Media, Blogs and Other Gold Nuggets

Duggan, Sarah (2022). Science of learning shift: Catholic school system overhauls teaching approach. Published 2 August, 2022. See it here.