Category: Leadership

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Team Coaching

Seeing education from an organisational design (OD) perspective is a relatively recent shift in my leadership thinking. Add coaching to that mix and you can see how I myself at this fascinating junction. Coaching and mentoring for education has been my area of professional learning for approaching a year now. After reading Dr Peter Hawkins…
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12 Apr ’19 0

What to do next?

What happens when you take the red pill? After I accepted that I was in charge but not in control (with the thought applied to teaching) I certainly found it much more difficult to accept a lesson summed up by a numerical grade unpalatable. That a handful of lesson grades, accounting for a substantial part…
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12 Apr ’19 0

Leaders – you are not in control

It started with Keven Bartle’s presentation at #TLT15. A presentation that questioned the current balance of education power and concepts of what leadership and leading is. Keven superimposed his messages upon clips from the The Matrix, encouraging his audience to question and look beyond the accepted narrative of inspection frameworks with it’s emphasis on accountability.…
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12 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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