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Connection: The Single Best Way to Connect with Kids

To really connect with kids, it doesn’t take learning their music, being able to recite their latest slang words, wearing their type of clothes, or liking their heroes…and it certainly doesn’t take removing your tie. 68 more words

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A version of this article  was  published in Education Investor (September 2016)

Last April, it was reported that No 10 was in talks with the University of Buckingham about funding a new school leadership college.  626 more words

Education Reform

Little Things: Little Things can Become a Big Thing When Done with Real Sincerity

Sometimes we forget that little things, if done with real sincerity, can have a huge impact on a person’s life. I’m going to experience this first hand when I read on the wall of a restaurant a saying that causes me to flashback to a much younger time in my life. 73 more words

Don Shomette

This much I know about...an eloquent, authentic argument against the reintroduction of Grammar Schools

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about an eloquent, authentic argument against the reintroduction of Grammar Schools. 473 more words

School Leadership

Is excessive classroom display a sign of "Spinal Tap Leadership" (turn everything up to 11)

Last year I went to my children’s primary school for parents evening. Sitting in the little chair I was quite overwhelmed by the classroom display. The display, the extent of it and the almost complete coverage of the walls, doors and furniture was disorientating and confusing. 1,078 more words

School Leadership

Georgia's top teacher taught alongside effective and struggling colleagues and learned from both

Casey M. Bethel is the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year. In this piece, he focuses on teacher mentors but goes deeper into how to make mentoring work. 1,166 more words


Isn’t time we focused on what matters - schools in which staff, students and families feel they belong?

Kathryn Riley.  

I amble across the tranquil shores of Studland Bay, Dorset on an unexpectedly hot day. My Labrador Finnegan is in fine fettle. Not being a sun worshiper, I’m dressed in a baggy pair of cotton trousers, long sleeve tee-shirt and – as I’ve forgotten my hat – a scarf, a headscarf. 967 more words

Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment