Author: Kristian Still

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

US-UK – still a ‘special relationship’

This is the second in a series of posts co-written by myself and Amy Illingsworth, an educator from the US with whom I connected on Twitter.  You will learn more about each of us and why we connected as you read the posts. Amy (@AmyLIllingworth) is posting over on her blog too. You can read…
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10 Apr ’19 0

Making a Global Connection

This is the first in a series of posts co-written by myself and Amy Illingworth, EdD (@AmyLIllingworth), Director of Professional Growth in a southern Californian school district in San Diego, USA, with whom I connected on Twitter.  You will learn more about each of us and how and why we connected as you read the…
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5 Apr ’19 0

From Cultural Capital, to Trust to focusing on Coaching and Mentoring

Initially, my professional line of leadership enquiry was how school leaders develop cultural capital, through promoting Character Education*, our Values and virtues within a school to staff, students and parents and our stakeholder community. At the same time, I had a developing interest in alternative models of leadership and complexity theory. You can position me…
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4 Apr ’19 0

#EduCoach

This morning I stumbled upon the #Educoach hashtag and I am sharing to support and connect educators with an interest in coaching. The questions and answers are, for the most part, tagged, however not ordered. So I have browsed and ordered my own learning and reflections below. You can review the full conversation here. Coaching…
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4 Apr ’19 0

10 things that require zero talent

It is highly likely you will have seen this list doing the rounds on social media or walls of classrooms. I can see why educators (and more) are attracted to it. A quick google search returns quite literally hundreds of hand written and designed lists. It’s been commented upon, extended and contested. I would fall…
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4 Apr ’19 0

Double dip dose of failure

Somewhere in the middle of March I snipped this comment.  ASCL said that over a third of pupils failing to hit this standard means society must “surely question a system which sends out such a negative message to so many young people”. https://schoolsweek.co.uk/ascl-launches-inquiry-into-gcse-results-as-57-fail-to-get-strong-pass/S Geoff Barton goes on to ask “Why do we insist in rubbing…
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2 Apr ’19 0