Blog

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 our first post together – ‘Making Global Connections.’ After we exchanged a few DMs on .... Read more and bookmark.


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 posts. This post is mirrored over at Amy’s blog Reflections on Leadership .... Read more and bookmark.


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 as a Values based .... Read more and bookmark.


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 to Build Confidence After starting with the successes or .... Read more and bookmark.


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 into the contesting group. Now Doodle are offering a version that you can .... Read more and bookmark.


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 .... Read more and bookmark.


2 Apr ’19 0