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The fierce urgency of now

Last week our system welcomed 160 new teachers to the profession. The excitement of these teachers is infectious and after my 40 years in education, I know their work will be transformative in nurturing the heart, mind and spirits of students. 219 more words

Contemporary Schooling

Why we need to stop doing stuff for OFSTED

In December 2015, I wrote about our recent OFSTED experience. I have received some interesting feedback and responses as a result. The most amusing suggesting I might be writing propaganda for OFSTED. 745 more words


Four Key Facets of the School Leader

There are plenty of articles both in the scholarly literature and in the commentary magazines that state that effective leadership is the foundation for improving school performance. 328 more words


Moving Forward with Agile Leadership

Sitting in a session on Agile Leadership today in Edmonton. Our division principals and many of our system leadership is present. We are discussing the practices of leadership to influence the improvement of student learning. 160 more words


A new lens

According to a recent Victorian study, many assistant principals aren’t prepared to take on the role of principal because of the associated work stress. 413 more words

Contemporary Schooling

Mistakes I Have Made in Leadership: 5 rules for dealing with a Social Media attack

“I am human and I need to be loved…” The Smiths

I did a Twitter poll last week which asked how many teachers/ leaders had suffered personal attacks on their decisions, character or ability via Facebook. 1,042 more words


A Recipe for Effective School Improvement

While we would all love a silver bullet that could radically transform a city’s public schools for the better, gradual, systemic approaches that get widespread buy-in are what really positively transform schools. 172 more words

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