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

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Teacher well-being: Why Dubai is leading the way!

What can school leaders learn from Robert Townsend?

Yesterday I watched this TED talk by Bob Davids who was talking about management/leadership and who inspired him as a leader. He spoke of Robert Townsend Continue reading “What can school leaders learn from Robert Townsend?”

What can school leaders learn from Steve Jobs?

“My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs

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Assessment after levels: Don’t reinvent the wheel, just steal the hubcaps!

TWO days to go till I present on the topic of ‘Assessment after levels’ at ‘SPARK presents Dubai Lead Meet’, the first SLT focused Teach Meet in the Middle East, made even more exciting as Continue reading “Assessment after levels: Don’t reinvent the wheel, just steal the hubcaps!”

Assessment after levels- In search of the holy grail….

Life without levels: with opportunity comes responsibility @DrDanNicholls Continue reading “Assessment after levels- In search of the holy grail….”

If you can’t stand the research, get out of the classroom……

Research like a champion..do schools need ‘research leads’?

“It is evidence that will liberate the teaching profession from (its) shackles.”

(Nick Gibb Research Ed conference, London, 6th September 2014) Continue reading “If you can’t stand the research, get out of the classroom……”

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!

butterflies

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….

If You Want To Be Successful, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. (Here’s What Has To Change.)

Inclusivity, challenge and Austin’s butterfly….

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