From the Sandpit…

Musings on all things education by an ex-pat teaching in Dubai, passionate about talent development, teaching English, evidence informed practice and collaboration :)



Planning for CPD provision

Competing with the very best! It’s a PISA cake!

International Benchmarking 2015 2020 – An overview

Centre on International education benchmarking Continue reading “Competing with the very best! It’s a PISA cake!”

Team Synergy: Doing inter-disciplinary learning right!


The Butterfly Effect: The effect of a very small change in the initial conditions of a system which makes a significant difference to the outcome (Sir Tim Brighouse) Continue reading “Team Synergy: Doing inter-disciplinary learning right!”

Solid leadership part one: Principals with principles….

Make it stick: Learning better and remembering longer..

Inclusivity, challenge and Austin’s butterfly….

If you want the elephant to grow, feed it, dont weigh it….

Reflections on 2013 #Nurture1314

First of all ‘Happy Holidays’! Thought I would make my contribution to #nurture1314 on what has been quite an eventful 2013! As the year draws to a close I’m going to take this opportunity to reflect on my teaching highlights and achievements from my first full year teaching in Dubai Continue reading “Reflections on 2013 #Nurture1314”

Part 2 (of 2) Great Learning: What are the ‘important things’ that make learning ‘GREAT’?

Powered by

Up ↑