I was walking laps around one of my local parks this morning at 6.30 am listening to a podcast of Peter Senge talking about the relationship between business and school and it struck me how the tools of leadership have changed. No longer is the ipod the sole domain of our… Read more“Ipods and podcasts the tools of leadership”
I’m currently rereading a book by Roland Barth titiled “Learning by Heart” which I think makes a number of relevant comments for me about school reform from a very practical perspective. I also think his quotes are great: e.g. “Experience is not so much what happens to us as what… Read more“Learning by Heart”
Want a funny clip to start a conversation about walkthroughs at your school. Look no further.
Yesterday I was speaking to a colleague about the focus of walkthroughs in February. My colleague was told that I had changed some of my thoughts over the last 12 months and was seeking some clarification. I felt by the end of our conversation that I was affirming what we both understood was important… Read more“February Walkthroughs”
Kath Murdoch has been supporting us here at Elsternwick Primary over the past three years as we make great strides forward in developing deep, meaningful and engaging inquiry units of learning for students. For those interested in learning more about what makes a really effective inquiry unit click on the EQ link here… Read more“Creating relevant curriculum for 21st century leaners”
Last month I attended an inspiring international education leadership convention in Sydney titled New Imagery for Schools and Schooling. The convention jointly organised by ACEL and ASCD featured speakers from around the world including: Michael Fullan, Andy Hargreaves, Vivanne Robinson from New Zealand, John Connell from Scotalnd and Michael Furdyk… Read more“Challenges of School Leadership in a Digital Age”