Why Blog?

I love to share things I come across with colleagues, parents and friends and others interested in matters to do with education. I am particularly interested in inquiry learning, gifted education, fostering independence and growing emotional literacy in our children. You may find posts interesting, you may not. You may agree, you may not but the important thing is you ponder about how it sits with you and your learning journey.

Have a great day!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Checking for Understanding

They say a picture paints a thousand words and this is a great wee graphic that speaks volumes. It came through on twitter from @impactwales Some great tools to encourage understanding and reflection in your learning setting.

Leadership and Managemnt

Being a leader is a often a dance between leading and managing. Seth Godin's analogy of the balcony and the dance floor is useful in helping define the roles needed by a leader.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

LEARNING LEADING CHANGE: Claire Victoria Amos: NZ Educators casualties of flawed opinion piece

LEARNING LEADING CHANGE: Claire Victoria Amos: NZ Educators casualties of flawed opinion piece

This a very well written article in response to a Herald opinion piece published last week. Thank you Claire for going to the time to pen such an eloquent, well thought out response.

Another blogpost worth reading is from the Principal of Hobsonville Point Secondary School, Maurie Abraham.

Here is the link to the original Herald article by Bernadine Oliver Kirby. Need to read both sides of the argument I guess.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Defining the support you are giving your team

Here are some graphics that work well when you are considering the support that members of your team need and thus impact on how you lead. This may help in giving  specific feedback to team members that will be effective in helping them move forward with their thinking and contribution to the team. It is from the work of Ken Blanchard, he talks about how situational leadership and how you lead will differ depending on the context.  Have a look at: How we Lead, some great posts to consider.