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Focus on effective teaching and learning practices for life

With over 15 years of experience in teaching and 5+ years providing professional learning, I bring a unique blend of research, experience and technological savey to provide practical teaching ideas and approaches that are future-focused and evidence-based.

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Benefits for your Team

Improve Student Engagement

I love helping teachers create learning that hooks students in and helps them engage in learning.

Modernise Teaching Practices

I want to help you update your teaching and learning to make it more relevant for your students.

Improve Student Learning

This is not about better test scores. It is about better teaching designed around how students learn.

What it looks like

Custom Made

Everything I provide is customised to meet your goals, your needs and your conext.

Active PL

My professional learning is engaging addressing the head, heart and hands of teaching and learning.

Learning Focused

All my PD focuses on helping students become better learners and developing the skills needed for life.


5k+ Teachers
100K+ Students
100+ Sessions Delivered


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Here's a bit about me

I have been teaching since 2006 and presenting since 2015. I resigned my position as Deputy Principal at the end of 2020 in order to increase my impact beyond my school by providing more professional learning to as many teachers as possible.

I have worked in different roles for NESA in the last two years and have been an active member in various teacher associations for 10+ years.

Over the past few years I have established:

  • - an online resource for Stage 6 PDHPE
  • TeachersPD - my own business providing NESA registered professional learning both online and face-to-face
  • The Effective Teaching podcast - focusing on pedagogy that helps students become lifelong learners.

Popular Topics

  • Creating 'Gourmet' units
  • Google Workspace for Education (Previously G-Suite for Education)
  • Embedding ICT
  • Flipped Learning
  • Unit Evaluation and Development
  • Formative Assessment
  • Reflecting on Practice
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Praise from those who have been there before.

Danielle Davis

Head Teacher PDHPE Department
Chifley College Senior Campus

Dan was able to create a tailored workshop based on the needs of our staff, faculty and school context. The workshop was specific, engaging, relevant and motivating. It was a fantastic way for our faculty to undertake professional learning and his professionalism, coupled with friendly and approachable nature created a productive session for all. I would highly recommend Dan for your professional learning needs.

I have just completed Dan's HSC PDHPE Programming Course and found it to be really comprehensive, cohesive, rational and inspiring. If you are prepared to put in the time and effort preparing units of work more comprehensively your students will benefit in multiple ways.

Chris Henry

Studies Coordinator - PDHPE

St. Francis Xavier's College

Jon Hanna

Head Teacher PDHPE

Cromer Campus Northern Beaches Secondary College

Dan's work is amazing in supporting staff develop their programming skills and knowledge for stage 6. The information helps guide the development of engaging work for students and creative teaching strategies for teachers. Great guy! Knows his stuff and he helps with excellent templates and examplars.

Dan was very personable in his approach and delivery. He knows the content and how to apply it to better the skills of our teachers so that students also will gain benefit. Utilising the RAP data was helpful for teacher reflection and found the study tips useful too.

Chantelle Manoe

PDHPE Teacher

Macarthur Adventist College

Jane Doe

Professional Learning Attendee

The delivery of the material was extremely valuable and he instilled in us a desire to not just teach to the content but beyond it and in doing so, develop students who are critical inquirers and are able to apply content covered to a variety of real life contexts.

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