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Laughing at Ghosts

“The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the Avalanche..." Jon Ronson I believe that I am evolving a stark hate for all things technological or in particular 'social media'. My final days on Twitter (or as a blogger) may be... Continue Reading →

Emotional Honesty in the Soap Opera of School Leadership Pt2

On the morning of July the 7th 2005 I was sat in a meeting with an assistant head teacher from the local East End secondary school. Her phone went and she apologised as she said she needed to take it.... Continue Reading →

Inclusion – No entry 

I was a little surprised but also honoured to be a panel member alongside @nancygedge, @JulesDaulby, @oldandrewuk and @maximisingTAs at this years #educationfest. As much fun as it was the debate left me thinking about the issues more. The theme... Continue Reading →

The ORIGINAL White Paper: Found in a Westminster Pub

Any old wisdom is good if somebody has understood it. A wisdom that hasn't been understood may get covered in dust.  Daniil Kharms Today I Wrote Nothing I was out ‘socialising’ with @theprimaryhead and @MrBaxter74 in The Marquis Of Westminster... Continue Reading →

Mistakes Made in Leadership: Six Degrees of Sorry.

“I'm sorry, so sorry” Brenda Lee We are never very far away from our next mistake. I have learnt over the years that it is how we deal with a mistake rather than the mistake itself that is most important.... Continue Reading →

Dear @NickyMorgan01,

Dear @NickyMorgan01, It is 4:47 am on Friday the 12th of Feb. This is the first time in my career I have been unable to sleep because of my job. I was at a head teachers briefing yesterday and I... Continue Reading →

Fight the Powerlessness – is now the time to step out of the shackles of the education blues?

Everybody got this broken feeling Like their father or their dog just died… Everybody Knows, Leonard Cohen I feel we have reached a kairotic point in education and the wellbeing of its workforce. Kairotic is Greek for a defining moment,... Continue Reading →

The Hurricane and the Robot – A behaviour perspective

"Why is it surprising that scientists might have long hair and wear cowboy boots? In fields like neuroscience, where the events you are recording are so minute, I suspect scientists cultivate a boring, reliable image. A scientist with a reputation... Continue Reading →

Behaviour – If not you, then who?

Why does there seem to be so many teachers who feel that a child’s behaviour should not be (or they wish was not) their responsibility? Just asking this question makes me think I’ll be hauled out and dragged through the... Continue Reading →

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