Assessment for learning? Sounds a lot like coaching to me!

Wowsers! There’s been some big news in the professional learning world over the last couple of weeks hasn’t there? Professional portfolios are out, professional growth cycles are in, and most recently, the Teaching Council is reminding us all about how to remain professional during the election period. It’s all go! But it’s the announcement about …

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The ADKAR change model in an educational setting.

More often than not, I LOVE a change, but I know that not everyone agrees that variety is the spice of life. I know this because navigating the choppy waters of change is the number 1 thing that I coach teachers through. It’s often said that when it comes to education, the only constant is …

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Dealing with toxic colleagues

When we’re out in the real world we describe something toxic as a thing that is poisonous to every member of a group. For example: ⚠️ Chocolate is toxic to dogs ⚠️ Uncooked eel blood is toxic to humans ⚠️ Chilli is toxic to pigeons   I don’t think that any one person is toxic.  …

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What licking a rubbish bin can teach you about leadership

Here’s an actual real life conversation I had with a 7 year old in 2019.   Me: Hey, Brooklyn, what are you doing? Brooklyn: Oh, I’m just licking the rubbish bin. Me: Um… wha… hold on… why? Brooklyn: Josh dared me to. Me: Mate, just because someone tells you to do something doesn’t mean you …

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9 ways to stop yourself from being an absolute muppet in your new leadership role.

Not unlike a pimply pre-teen who is just hitting puberty, middle leadership just kinda happened to me. I hadn’t wanted it, nor planned for it so I most certainly was not ready for it! My team leader at the time did an overnight disappearing act – she legit disappeared off the face of the earth …

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