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On Gratitude

One more from Julie Rees, Associate and head of a wonderful values-based primary schools in deepest Herefordshire. Here she extolls the virtues of being thankful at times like these.

Two-minute read

"I know how you feel.”

Headteacher of a wonderful values-based school and long-time Independent Thinking Associate, Julie Rees continues her exploration of the key values we need to teach, now more than ever.

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Resilience

A view on resilience during the current pandemic from inside the schools gates by primary headteacher, professional coach and Associate, Julie Rees, author The Little Book of Values.

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Taking Your School Online - Lessons from Week One

We asked Dr Mónica Gilbert-Sáez, principal of Rotterdam International Secondary School, what lessons the school had learned from its first week of enforced school closure due to Covid-19 and the move to online learning.

Three-minute read

With School 'Closed'... Part Two

Part two of a blog from Associate and edtech guru Mark Anderson on keeping the learning going when school is closed - with plenty of ideas for primary schools too (and not all tech related either).

Five-minute read

Leading Online: The View From Hong Kong

We asked Ben Keeling, author of the My School Improvement Doodle Book and principal of Shrewsbury International School in Hong Kong, for his view right in thick of school closures caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Four-minute read

With School 'Closed'... Part One

We asked our resident tech guru and Associate Mark Anderson for his views on what schools can be doing to ensure continuity of great teaching and learning as Coronavirus shuts classrooms globally.

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If your knees aren’t dirty you haven’t been working hard enough

Associate Jarlath O'Brien with a reminder about how we need to focus on what's important in school, not just what makes us look good.

Four-minute read

Vectoring Assets to Kinetic Situations

Cutting through the rubbish - the words we use make a big difference to the outcomes we end up with. So says Associate and former special school headteacher Jarlath O'Brien.

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Thunks on the Business of Learning

Ian Gilbert was recently asked to put together some Thunks linked to schools and schooling. Here are his 31 Thunks on the business of learning.

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The Sacred Gift of Learning

Our friend and Associate colleague Mike Brearley passed away in October this year. This, one of his last pieces, captures his beliefs about the power of education.

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Brave Governance

Brave Head, Associate Dave Harris is also increasingly in demand for his work with governors. Here are his 13 essential points for ensuring the governance is brave as the leadership.

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