Welcome, I’m Dr Josey De Rossi. When I’m not working in schools, I work as the Director of Fantastic Learning Systems.
For all my time in education, as a teacher and a published author, I have wanted to bring together the art of highly specialised knowledge and skills of my creative work with effective practices of teaching and learning.
My take on blending these aspects of my life with two qualities of learning which are not usually paired – the challenge of being productive alongside the reward of learning as a source of deep personal joy.
The impact of COVID-19 has highlighted the preciousness of human contact. Human beings were not meant to live locked-down and cut off from family and friends. On the other hand, I don’t believe we are as aware of the importance our social connections on the quality of how we learn as we should be. And we are even less aware that learning itself gives rise to our sense of resilience and well being. So, balancing the quantitative (economic, measurable and financial realities) and qualitative (social, emotional, values-driven) aspects of managing our way through the learning systems we share with others is complex!
Here are a few articles I’ve written about my current projects: