Author: Kristian Still

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Mental health: ‘One student told me we’d kept him alive’

The past two-three month has been potted with former staff and students getting in touch. Any leader / teacher will tell you, these updates, however they arrive, are often very special, heart-warming and affirming. This update was all of that and also very different. So much so, I took it upon myself to use the…
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21 Jan ’19 0

Frogs and posteriorties (part 2b)

It has been a bit more of a task than I had anticipated. This frog has been cut up into two parts and twenty-one mouthfuls. We are over half way now… Upgrade Your Key Skills Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. We are in and around around the ‘good enough’…
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20 Jan ’19 0

Frogs and posteriorties (part 2a)

For term, I had been reaping the benefits of a 4:45am start. Gained time from a shortened commute, health benefits from a daily 5 key run, a more conscious diet, improved sleep cycle,whilst enjoying the beauty and solace of the sunrise over Devil’s Punchbowl.  David Rogers (DHT and trusted colleague) often discuss the “state of…
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20 Jan ’19 1

Frogs and posteriorties (part 1)

Back in late March, having heard about “Marine time,” (4:30am alarm), I decided to move my morning alarm back to 5am from 6am. At that point, the prospect of my morning alarm starting with a four, seemed… unsociable. If you are interested in this story, in Marine time, then with little effort, you will bump…
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19 Jan ’19 0

Threshold concepts

The term ‘threshold concept’ has made an appearance in three teaching practice conversations this past week. Not a new education practice term, like Cognitive Load Theory, there has been interest in this construct for ten or more years, it is not as pervasive or currently as popular as Responsive Teaching for example. One suggests that…
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18 Jan ’19 0

International education leadership

I studied for my Masters at SIUE, USA. I purposefully connected with educators on social media outside my echo chamber. More recently, like many UK teachers I suspect, I have keep an eye on the development of international education (recruitment opportunities and losses). Specifically international education leadership. It is not difficult to broaden your horizons…
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18 Jan ’19 0