Tag: Quotes


Education hotchpotch

Post its, emails to self, photos, bookmarks. Originally this blog started out as a thinking skip. A place to collect my thoughts and off load. 1,648 posts later and I am still making good use of that facility. Teaching is cyclical. September, building new relationships. October, getting into a rhythm. January, driving to work in…
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21 Feb ’17 0

Food for thought

Comment that’s passed my eye-line. When I talk to managers I get the feeling their important. When I talk to leaders I get the feeling I’m important.   It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. – Lou Holtz   Data is not intrinsically bad. Depends on how it…
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24 Nov ’14 0

Smile, business card and trademark

Your smile is your logo. Your personality is your business card. How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark. Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better. Quick fixes are rarely quick, and never fix anything. – George Gilchrist

16 Nov ’14 0


If your can’t explain it simply. You don’t enough it well enough. It is often about making the complex, accessible.  

12 Oct ’14 0

Matter and difference

Leaders don’t matter until they do what matters. I really liked this quote, though I felt it needed an answer. So I tweeted ‘what matters to staff.’ I admit there were only a few responses but dealing with behaviour and a positive outlook are there. Another quote that caught my thinking was, Unless you have…
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13 Nov ’13 0

Talent or genius

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer Would it be fair to say that most target setting systems in most schools therefore directs talent? If that is indeed the case, what are we doing to promote genius?

5 Oct ’13 0