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.
Is culture really more important than strategy to an organisation? Peter Drucker’s oft-quoted appreciation for the importance of […]
A few years ago, following a family visit to the joyful sites and decadent beer halls of Munich, we decided to take the half-hour journey to Dachau Concentration Camp.
I always enjoy conversations with fellow educators about learning, but I am often somewhat bemused when Satan makes […]