I started this blog as a personal learning experiment two months ago and promised myself that I would […]
“He was an introverted kid, so I didn’t send him to his room as punishment. No, I took […]
Ken Robinson compels us to appreciate that, “creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we […]
A consistent message repeatedly expressed about schools today is that the need for change is urgent, compelling, imminent. […]
“Is it true,” a prospective parent at our school recently enquired, “that students are allowed move around during […]
Since I first read it, more than a decade ago, I believe Learning By Heart by Roland Barth […]
If we are to believe everything we read and hear in the media these days, childhood has never been in such a ruinous state.
“Wild Christian brothers sharpening their leathers / Learn it by heart, that’s the rule / All I remember is dreading September and school” – Mick Hanly
“Google makes us dumb, Facebook numbs us, and cell phones pull us apart? Nonsense. It’s time to counter the narrative.” – Jason Feifer
While few doubt the need for schools to innovate, often, it seems, some school leaders – innovation chasers – those who are keen to attach the label of “innovator” to themselves, have failed to understand what innovation really means.