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Is Your School’s Monitoring Process Stuck in a Time Warp?

Is Your School’s Monitoring Process Stuck in a Time Warp?

Have you ever wondered if your school's monitoring visits could actually be zapping your energy instead of focusing it where it belongs? Here's a staggering thought: the traditional monitoring visit system might be the silent culprit behind the resource drain in...

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Tips for Teachers: 25. The Hidden Curriculum

Tips for Teachers: 25. The Hidden Curriculum

‘In schools and institutions, students are taught the “formal” curriculum. This curriculum is made up of courses, lessons, and other learning experiences, such as tests, quizzes, and assessments. The curriculum is taught intentionally: teachers deliberately teach...

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Tips for Leaders: 11. Imposter Syndrome

Tips for Leaders: 11. Imposter Syndrome

“I still have a little impostor syndrome… It doesn’t go away, that feeling that you shouldn’t take me that seriously. What do I know? I share that with you because we all have doubts in our abilities, about our power and what that power is.” Michelle Obama Imposter...

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Tips for Teachers: 24. Cognitive Dissonance

Tips for Teachers: 24. Cognitive Dissonance

"Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it...

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Unleashing Teacher-Led Innovation for School Success

Unleashing Teacher-Led Innovation for School Success

Have you ever considered what happens when teachers are not just the implementers but the creators of school improvement plans? Imagine a school where the curriculum pulsates with the lifeblood of inspiration drawn directly from those who know our pupils best: the...

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Tips for Leaders: 10. Leadership Development

Tips for Leaders: 10. Leadership Development

‘There is a direct and very clear correlation between the quality of leadership and the potential capacity of a school to improve. One of the most powerful strategies to a school is to invest in developing its own leaders.’ (West-Burham et al, 2016) Investing in...

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Tips for Leaders: 9. Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Tips for Leaders: 9. Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

‘It is a common belief that there is just one dimension to job stress – work overload. Indeed, work overload is considered to be a synonym for stress. But in our Burnout model, overload is only one of six mismatches in the workplace.’ (Maslach and Leiter, 2000) The...

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A School’s Digital Awakening: Will Yours Be The Next?

A School’s Digital Awakening: Will Yours Be The Next?

Have you ever wondered why parts of our education system still rely on paper and spreadsheets in an era brimming with digital possibilities?  Here's something unexpected: despite the rapid digital transformation in various sectors, many schools are clinging to 'the...

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