Author: Kristian Still

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

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 that may have transferable value to schools elsewhere. DIS operates a staff-buddy system. The simple and proactive act of positive and warm welcome, and then…
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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 made my senior colleagues smile so here it is for you. Feel free to start you lesson with a useful retrieval task that will make…
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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 am thinking about how positive relationships are being developed by David and Ron walking-the-walking. How the messages of the course, or more importantly the science…
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22 Apr ’19 0

Thinking international

Before I married my wife, the church where we were getting married required we attended a days counselling – “Preparing for married life.” We heard from the Reverend, marriage counsellors, a divorce solicitors and a church couple, thirty-five years married. This is my first recollection of sharing with my wife that together, one day, I…
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22 Apr ’19 0

PosEd – The Lost Generation

Today, on our Positive Education course, we have been prompted to think about the duality of different character traits. The under cooked and the over cooked. David Bott opened the session with a poem, which in turn prompted me to think about – The Lost Generation, a wonderful palindrome poem that I should have added…
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21 Apr ’19 0

An International Virtual Interview, Part 2

This is the third in a series of posts co-written by myself and Amy Illingworth, an educator from the U. with whom I connected on Twitter.  You will learn more about each of us and why we connected as you read the posts. Amy is cross posting over at Reflections on Leadership and Learning In…
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21 Apr ’19 0