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Schools: What's the Real Problem?

From Robert Schuetz’s “Knocking the Arrow” blog:

During a recent leadership meeting, a respected, but frequently vocal colleague began venting his frustration about a few of the problems he perceived in our school; apathetic students, lack of consistency, lack of respect, and poor achievement. 56 more words

Helpful Tips

Sharon Stone Becomes Emotional Reading Letter Written By Rape Victim

Sharon Stone appeared at a symposium at Santa Clara College in Northern California on Friday, and performed an emotional reading of excerpts from the “Emily Doe letter,” written by the female who was raped by Stanford student Brock Turner after she had passed out unconscious. 86 more words


NTA standards? 

This year was the third AND LAST time I participated in the National teaching awards event held annually in South Africa.

Some of my friends may assume it is because of the humiliation I suffered at the provincial gala event… But it’s not. 208 more words

School Improvement

High expectations & brutal honesty - are we asking the right questions?

Asking whether something works or not in education is an endless, perilous quest that normally results in argument, resentment and division. It’ll be more useful to ask… 784 more words

Teaching & Learning

Real School Improvement Starts Here

Like many schools we are currently looking at the data from last year’s Year 2, 6, 11 and 13 cohorts via RAISE, FFT & ALPS.  The various documents have reinforced where we need to put our improvement efforts to ensure current pupils’ future success.  647 more words


Education Bill scrapped: the local government impact

by Stacey Dingwall

This week saw the UK government officially drop plans for the Education Bill it announced during the Queen’s Speech earlier this year. Initially announced by then Chancellor George Osborne during last year’s Autumn Statement, the Bill would have seen all state schools in England removed from local authority control and forced to become academies by 2020. 583 more words

Government And Politics

Getting Your Principal to Support SEL

Last week, I got a message from an elementary school teacher in New Jersey. Maria integrates Social Emotional Learning in her 2nd grade class and has observed significant changes in her students’ ability to express emotions and solve conflicts independently. 765 more words