Bio: Ron Barton was once a disengaged, disinterested and distracted student but is now a published author, Level 3 Classroom Teacher and Associate Dean of English. He actively seeks, and is an advocate for, innovative methods of classroom practice to ensure that students don’t fall into the same traps he did. He's also a bit of a geek. Taking pride of place in his study are his Lego and graphic novel collections. As paradoxical as it sounds, he also loves his sport - especially basketball, cricket and AFL.