Be The Change

Be The Change

Is it Friday yet? In the teaching profession all I hear, and have heard for the past 14 years, is “is it Friday yet”? Teachers seem to spend much of their life wishing it away – looking to the weekend, or the next break so they can really enjoy life.  Many teachers...
Teachers on the Catwalk: Modeling Behavior

Teachers on the Catwalk: Modeling Behavior

As my son (11) and I went to drop off school supplies for my son’s teachers, we approached a school employee who appeared to be the building gate-keeper; she stood strongly in front of the entrance doors. The conversation went something like this: Me: [Smiling],...
Growth Mindset and the Power of Yet

Growth Mindset and the Power of Yet

How do you create a growth mindset culture?  Businesses, organisations, industries and schools all over the world are asking this question. Why are they asking?  If we can create a growth mindset culture we can establish an environment where people can flourish and...
It’s all about the end game

It’s all about the end game

As a teacher for the past 15 years I have always been interested in the question ‘why do some very able students fail to achieve their full potential yet other less able students fulfil their full potential and very often excel in school?’. Is it the teachers they...
Character Development in UK schools

Character Development in UK schools

Should character development become an addition to the UK education system? As an educator for the past 14 years working in the UK I have thought long and hard over this time about how our education system could benefit from teaching our children the importance of...
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