Category: Leadership

February 11, 2019

Chatting Coaching with Michael Bungay Stanier

Every now and then I come across a book that has a significant impact on me. In this case, the book in question is...

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May 5, 2018

🎶 Tonight I’m gonna email like it’s 1999 🎶

This is an edited version of my latest School of Thought Column in Australian Teacher Magazine. I started teaching in 1999, when within the...

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October 10, 2017

Is “by teachers for teachers” always a good thing?

This is an excerpt from my latest Australian Teacher Magazine column. In schools it is not uncommon for outside agencies to be brought in...

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March 24, 2017

Acting on Evidence

This blog post is in response to a piece written by Dr Deborah Netolicky. It would be worth reading it to give you the...

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August 21, 2016

Making teachers nervous the key to lifting standards?

Four years ago I wrote a piece for the UK Huffington Post reflecting on the nonsense being espoused by the then head of OFSTED,...

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July 26, 2015

3 things you (probably) didn’t know about Finland

Every couple of years, the OECD publish a reportĀ from their Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Their findings are (very helpfully) compiled into league...

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