Nan Bahr

Nan Bahr

Pro Vice Chancellor (Students) and Dean of Education at Southern Cross University

Professor Nan Bahr is Pro Vice Chancellor (Students) and Dean of Education at Southern Cross University, and holds adjunct Professor status at Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology. She has a background as a classroom teacher, and has led, taught, researched, published and mentored in the field of teacher education for more than 20 years. She is extensively published with national and international impact on topics related to teacher education, responsive education for adolescents, and higher education. Nan maintains close school partnerships, leading significant projects for mentoring beginning teachers, and adolescent engagement.

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High impact teaching – the Noble Piglet effect
High impact teaching – the Noble Piglet effect

Professor Nan Bahr thinks there’s a lot that educators can learn from Winnie the Pooh and his mates. Here, she reflects on the journey of Piglet to illustrate why we need to turn our considerations for teaching upside down to enable us to better address the needs of learners for lifelong resilience and success.

Lessons from things adolescents (almost) never say
Lessons from things adolescents (almost) never say

Adolescence presents developmental challenges across the social, physical, and emotional dimensions of the lives of young people. Professor Nan Bahr uses contemporary research to guide teachers in their support for a stronger and more positive transition through the murky adolescent years.

Dr Seuss and quality teaching Part 2: ‘There is fun to be done!’
Dr Seuss and quality teaching Part 2: ‘There is fun to be done!’

Professor Nan Bahr returns to her complete set of 40th anniversary Dr Seuss books to consider the qualities of quality teaching. Part two explores enthusiasm.

Dr Seuss and quality teaching Part 1: ‘Today you are you’
Dr Seuss and quality teaching Part 1: ‘Today you are you’

Professor Nan Bahr uses the works of Dr Seuss as a guide through two important personal attributes for teachers. Part 1 explores humour.