I have to thank my esteemed colleague Professor Yong Zhao for the title of this post. My original title was going to be “when will they ever learn’ but as Yong suggested humans often repeat the same mistakes, pigs, like all animals don’t. I am referring to the business of large scale school improvement. There are … More Are pigs more intelligent than humans?
Malcolm Gladwell has written an excellent article for the New Yorker. Gladwell draws a comparison between the dilemmas faced by NFL selectors and school principals in identifying talented young recruits. It’s a critical issue that school systems grapple with. How do we attract and retain excellent teachers and leaders? For me, the article raises several points worthy of … More Is teacher selection a game of chance?