Precision

When Michael Fullan was here two weeks ago, he spent his second day in discussion with our leadership team on how we can get greater precision in our work.  He suggested three key areas as a next step: the coordination of the message across the system, the coordination of work across the networks and a … More Precision

Wisdom of the crowd

As always, Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves were excellent at The Quest Conference.  They managed to engage an audience of a thousand educators on the core work of school improvement.  It’s why their work resonates with so many people around the world. Fullan and Hargreaves continue to build on the foundations of their work – solutions are found … More Wisdom of the crowd

Rule of three

In schooling, it seems the rule of three applies.  Here’s a few: Elmore’s instructional core: content, teacher skill/knowledge and student engagement; Bransford et al’s theory of how people learn: connections, context and metacognition; Dr Peter Hill’s three goals for the national curriculum: personalised, professional and precision. Susan LaRosa and Dr Bill Hogarth from York District … More Rule of three