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Teaching at #DISDubai

From thinking about teaching internationally through to the first to month at DIS, Dubai – my professional diary and journey, insights and missteps.

FIRST DRAFT

Assessment

As with many teachers, I have an interest in assessment, more specifically, in Question Level Analysis (QLA) or “gap analysis” and the use of hinge questions to inform teaching.

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Staff Performance

Performance management and accountability continues to be an area of professional interest and concern. How can we develop our profession more effectively and accurately.

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Coaching and Mentoring

How I arrived and adopted Coaching and Mentoring as a core component of my leadership outlook and organisational development and design.

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Teaching and leading

This is my open, professional diary where I share my teaching adventures and leadership learning.

92 days

I arrived in Dubai 92 days ago, ahead of my family, to start a new role at Deira International School (DIS). Here are a handful of observations from that experience[…]

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16 Jul ’19 0

Grease on the wheels

“Panda P” – a brain break game from Positive Education course I attended back in week 1 of my Dubai adventure, reappeared on a leadership training session last Sunday. It[…]

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14 Jun ’19 0

Weaving thoughts

Day three on a #PosEd course and I find myself distracted by my own thoughts. We are looking at how to build / promote positive relationships and I’m distracted. I[…]

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22 Apr ’19 0
ABOUT ME

Proud father and husband, with an interest in education leadership, teaching, learning and assessment, personal professional development and performance review, lesson capture, data and Headteacher.

Co-organiser and co-host of Southen Rocks

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Southern Rocks will return – update coming soon

Professional endorsements

Over at LinkedIn colleague and associates can leave endorsements. Here are a few of my favourites.

“After spending 1000+ hours driving to work with Kristian and another 2500+ hours working alongside him at The Wellington Academy (TWA), I am delighted to be in a position to write this recommendation on his behalf. Kristian is an exceptional leader of education. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and forward thinking. In three years he has made a significant difference to the lives of pupils, their families and the staff at TWA. Much of the recent success at TWA is a direct result of his hard work, innovative (mad at times) ideas and high standards.”

Paul Blake
Deputy Head Teacher at The Clere School

“I was lucky enough to be taught by Kristian during my time at college as well as having the privileged position of working along side him at Southampton Football Club as an assistant coach. His teaching and coaching styles were incredibly innovative and thought provoking which I always felt produced the best out of me. On a personal level Kristian was always approachable and extremely generous of his time. He took an active and sincere interest in my development which I will always be very grateful for.”

Paul Walshe
CEO @ COOLAPP

“It is very clear from the first minute you meet Kristian that he has an unrivalled passion for education. His enthusiasm is infectious; his values are sincere. Having worked with Kristian for a while now I have gained a clear insight into his leadership style. Which leads me to say what a pleasure it is to be line managed by him. He understands people as people, and understands how they will operate best. It is this balance which gains him the respect he deserves from both students and staff alike.”

Ross Birtwhistle
HEAD OF ICT AND BUSINESS STUDIES AT CRESTWOOD COLLEGE FOR BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE

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