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Mentoring, Observations and the Reflective School

This article by Deborah McVey rang some important bells for me on what we aim to achieve through lesson observation and the attitudes and behaviours we need to take into the process.. 283 more words


Justice Kagan: Supreme Court did "pretty darn well" with just eight justices

Speaking to the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Justice Elena Kagan told attendees that she was proud of the way the Supreme Court handled the prolonged vacancy crisis in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016.  150 more words

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Jerks and Adversarial Culture in Academia

This Chronicle Review article is paywalled, and it’s a shame. I don’t agree with everything in it, but it brings up good points that could and should be discussed widely in relation to other disciplines. 499 more words

Further Thoughts on Papal Silence

Recently I made use of Frank Sheed to suggest that the cloud of papal silence over the Amoris Laetitia crisis, and in particular the dubia… 728 more words

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TYCA Midwest 2017

by Suzanne Labadie

Last fall, I attended TYCA Midwest in St. Louis, Missouri, presenting on my strategies for overcoming apathy as a professional during shifting political climates and in a sometimes uneasy work environment. 176 more words

Charge to the Minister - for the ordination of Sean Neil-Barron April 2, 2017

First, Thank you. It is my joy and privilege to charge you in your new ministry – I think doing the charge is like every older sister’s dream.   934 more words


Getting to No: Building True Collegiality in Schools

An article by Robert Evans


Evans begins by setting us in the context that collaborative skills are recognised as necessary in most schools in North America, and a necessary part of 21st century skills, citing David Sousa and Carol Tomlinson’s work “Differentiation and Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner Friendly Classroom“,  and a necessary step in being able to teach those skills is for teachers to be able to exhibit them.  628 more words