Educating for the unknown- what’s worth learning?

David Perkins from Harvard University was another keynote speaker at the Singapore conference. He put the proposition that a lot of what goes on in schools is educating for the known – we teach lots of information – spelling rules or maths equations or history often decided by state wide… Read more“Educating for the unknown- what’s worth learning?”

Instructional Leadership Presentation in Singapore: Using data to improve instruction

I co-presented at the international conference in Singapore on instructional leadership and the use of data and other strategies to improve student learning. After the session, which was cut short, there were a number of questions asked by delegates on the presentation and I said I would share the paper and… Read more“Instructional Leadership Presentation in Singapore: Using data to improve instruction”

Kishore Mahbubani – The New Asian Hemisphere.

Certainly one of the more challenging speakers at the recent World Convention of Principals was Kishore Mahbubani. For those not familiar with Kishore or his work, and I was one of them, he is currently a Professor in Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and has published 3 significant books as… Read more“Kishore Mahbubani – The New Asian Hemisphere.”

World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals – Singapore – a hit!

I have just returned from the 9th World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals in Singapore. It was truly an international convention with1,400 delegates from over 40 countries. It was also an opportunity to meet up with old friends and colleagues like Sita, who I first met whilst studying… Read more“World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals – Singapore – a hit!”