The predispositions of school leadership

Much of the discussion at the recent uLead conference was on how we lead schools in today’s world. As you can imagine, there was a smorgasbord of opinions that yielded interesting discussion and important insights. The benefit of attending such conferences is that it often provokes and stimulates your own thinking as was the case when … More The predispositions of school leadership

Bluyonder voices podcast #9 – owning the faces

You could say teaching has been a life-long passion for Lyn Sharratt that began with an inspirational teacher in Grade 3. In addition to her numerous publications and her role as Associate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto, Lyn travels to jurisdictions around the world to support, inspire and … More Bluyonder voices podcast #9 – owning the faces

Stephen Hawking – one of the great teachers

Two days after news came through of the death of esteemed physicist and author Stephen Hawking, I presented the Australian Scholarship Group’s National Excellence in Teaching Awards. Hawking’s passing last week affected me deeply and I posted a tweet that his death was a tremor in the force. It wasn’t about the answers, it was … More Stephen Hawking – one of the great teachers

If schools kill creativity then why haven’t we transformed?

I spent time revisiting some old podcasts. One of those was Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talks in 2006 and 2010. It was particularly striking that he spoke about traditional schooling ‘dislocating people’ from their natural talents. The solution? Create the circumstances for natural talents to flourish by transforming schools into something else. The message is … More If schools kill creativity then why haven’t we transformed?