Monthly Archives: August 2013

Know Thy Impact!

So over the past few months I’ve read (and re-read) John Hattie’s remarkable book, Visible Learning For Teachers, and I’m sure that sometime during the next few weeks I’ll pick it up again for a third time. Not only is … Continue reading

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Preparing for Change

It is that time of year again. People are winding down their summers, packing up multiple bags (and worrying about weight!), and beginning to think about heading “home”.  It is exciting in the first-day-of-school-jitters sense, and sad because the long summer … Continue reading

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So simple, we made it complicated…

Can someone tell me again why adults were put in charge of education? Let’s admit it, we can beat the joy out of anything. Both of my children didn’t sleep well last night. My daughter had monster dreams and my … Continue reading

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So this week I want to talk about the notion of vulnerability……..and how opening ourselves up as educators (and trusting each other) might just be the most courageous and powerful thing that we can do in our profession. There seems … Continue reading

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Noticing China

I love the experience of living in a different country and seeking out the similarities and noticing the differences. China is a vast land and we’re in a droplet of its ocean but even so, there is so much that … Continue reading

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Mission Statements

Mission Statements hardly ever inspire. They should. They can. But most don’t. Have you ever noticed the similarity from school to school, of the same jargon, vagaries, and stale language? If there was a proctor for school mission statements most … Continue reading

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How We Got to China

  My daughter and husband on a humid, hot day in Tianjin. ——————————————————————————– I had been musing with my husband and daughter (currently aged 6) in the UK about venturing overseas to live and have some great adventures! I had … Continue reading

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Think locally, act locally…

I belong to a network of international school heads who are currently sharing their excitement and anticipation of starting a new school year. One of the themes across many of the comments is around growth: Growth in facilities (new gymnasiums, … Continue reading

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Cognitive Surplus

So I spent a week in Miami during my holiday break taking a course called Technology Leadership……and it was outstanding. Our inspiring and impressively current instructor, John Mikton (International School of Prague), spent the week scrambling our brains with the … Continue reading

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Stay Ever Hopeful

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314) BY EMILY DICKINSON “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all –   And … Continue reading

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