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Jonathan commenced teaching in 1971. He has been a subject teacher, department head, sportsmaster, housemaster, senior teacher, co-principal, school-based teacher-accreditation officer for the NSW Institute of Teachers, teacher mentor, school board of directors member and teacher advisor for Education Queensland International.
After teaching predominantly in high schools (state, Catholic and independent) for two decades, he accepted the voice in his head which said, “The real teaching is done in the primary school”. So he retrained as a primary teacher completing an MEd in 1999. He then taught all classes/grades from 1 - 7.
He believes that if primary children are presented with the right stimulus material, at the right time, in the right way, they will (learning difficulties excepted), become literate, numerate and intelligent without unnecessary struggle and antipathy to learning.
As a trained remedial movement therapist (www.neuways.com.au), he is convinced that movement and learning are inextricably linked. He believes that a child who is well oriented in their body is less likely to experience learning difficulties, dyslexia, etc.
He presently runs teacher professional development workshops (www.qtpd.com.au), and facilitates school self-reviews and health audits (www.eduquest.com.au).