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Educators’ attention and energy linked to leaders’ emotional intelligence

“Big Idea”: Continuous improvement requires that leaders effectively manage their attention and energy and the attention and energy of the school community. 

A key to the successful management of attention and energy is leaders’ emotional and social intelligence. 101 more words

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2nd #LGBTeach Chat

My heart has been heavy these past few days.  It seems as if the sadness of our world has been amplified this past week. It has left me feeling, at times, a bit hopeless.   1,142 more words

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Digital Integration and School Leadership #leadershipday2014

Before diving in to my first blog post for the new school year, I have to take a moment and thank my “School Sister” (so dubbed my biological, and perhaps teensy bit jealous, biological sis) for constantly pushing me to grow professionally by challenging me to think outside my library comfort zone, being there at school to have those deep philosophical conversations about what we believe about educating children, and sharing opportunities such as Leadership Day 2014 with me on a very regular basis. 2,053 more words

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Asynchronous Learning Environments

In the past, the barriers of time and place have impacted teaching and learning in the classroom – learning was confiscated to the physical classroom and confined to the time block a class or subject was assigned.  293 more words


This much I know about...the nature of power

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about the nature of power. 230 more words

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School Leadership – are you a space invader?

I’ve been wondering this week about the valuable space of innovation and collaboration in SLTs and most importantly in the classroom with students. How this can be honoured? 283 more words


Top tips for handling cases of unfair dismissal

The whole process of investigating and dealing with cases of misconduct in schools is understandably an unpleasant affair. There are so many grey areas and points of view to consider, and arriving at a fair and just decision may be a long-winded and complicated process. 904 more words