Category: Leadership


Should teachers tweet? Social media and education PART II

In my first response to Robyn Evans (Head of Marketing and Stakeholder Relations) request for opinion on Twitter and Social Media I focused on the use of these tools for teachers, teaching and learning. Since then introduced by Yr 10 and 11 English classes to Tweetories in English and enjoyed a brief email exchange with Prof Dylan…
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12 Sep ’10 0

The First Rule of Leadership

The first rule of leadership. It is always your fault. Hopper – Bug’s Life Be honest and act with integrity. If you are going to be wrong, and at some point you undoubtedly will, at least be respected for your actions, if not the outcome.

5 Sep ’10 0

What Makes a Good School?

Good management is the essential handmaiden to leadership What makes a good school? Written by Sir Tim Brighouse, first publish nearly 20 years ago, was my third and final loan book from the HTLC Leadership Library. A free leadership book deliver service flying well below the radar. Despite its published date (1991), I decided to…
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2 Sep ’10 0

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Back in July, just as the IPad sales were impressing the stockmarket, I speculated that tablet devices might find their way into education by 2015 replacing netbooks as the preferred learning device. Cost and durability the most obvious stalling concerns. I might still be close to the date-pin, but the pace in this en-vogue market…
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28 Aug ’10 1

Lie to Me, EI and Leadership

  On “primal leadership” Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision, or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal: Great leadership works through the emotions I am currently reading Daniel Goleman…
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28 Aug ’10 0


‘I just  don’t get it?! Why would you want to… tweet! Look, I will give it a go for a few days and I will see how I get on. No promises mind. I am no internet champion you know and I don’t want to make a fool of myself in front of everyone. If…
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18 Aug ’10 0