Following the journey

It is always good to listen to students and staff talk enthusiastically about their individual and collective learning. Last week I visited St Oliver’s Primary, Harris Park and saw first hand how their data walls are working and how it has helped sharpen their professional focus and thinking. While many schools adopt a holistic approach to capturing and measuring data on student achievement, … More Following the journey

Reformers and adapters

I’ve just finished reading two fascinating articles by Thomas L. Friedman and Marc Prensky . There seems to be two camps when it comes to education – the reformers and the innovators who are adapters.  Like the US,  we spend millions of dollars trying to fix the system with programatic solutions that reflect a 20th … More Reformers and adapters

What I’ve learned

I thought I would do a video post reflecting on what for me are the three key themes that emerged during my recent professional learning experience. Hopefully, the posts over the past few weeks from Canada, US and Scotland capture the current challenges, ideas and trends across school systems.  Two things resonate across the globe … More What I’ve learned

Sharing our stories

When you meet fellow educational leaders from around the world, you realise two things: there is an enormous amount of collective wisdom to be shared and our local challenges are in fact, global ones. As part of our ongoing commitment to system-learning, we had the great pleasure of hosting two oustanding educational leaders from Canada last week. Susan … More Sharing our stories