Leadership Learning : Just a Step Ahead…..

Thoughts about leading and learning…..

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year….or is it?

13 and a half days left….WOW where has the year gone? Hard to believe that the first year of this adventure is just about over. This is a VERY busy time of the year at all schools for all teachers and administrators. The anxiety and stress is high and the number of tasks on the…

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The Power of Reflection

Writing my blog this week was a challenge. Usually there is an article I have read, an experience I have had or an event that sparks a thought or an idea. I tend to ruminate on my thoughts around the post for a few days to a week and then write. This week with being…

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Feedback: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Every year our school does an EQ 360 review on the leadership team by their position. Our surveys were sent out at a very busy high stress time (although let’s be honest when is it not!) Teachers were given the opportunity to respond to a series of questions and then provide feedback. Our teaching staff…

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Can better questioning support student agency?

Over the last few weeks I have been listening to “A More Beautiful Question” by Warren Berger. In the book he talks a great deal about how beautiful questions can lead to innovation, change and creative solutions to problems. When asking “beautiful” questions you should start with a Why or Why not? followed by What…

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The struggle is real: Supporting teachers in an international context

Over the last few weeks I have been doing teacher evaluations. I have about 30 to complete. We do them in November and then again in April. I really enjoy these opportunities to celebrate the great work that is happening in classrooms. I always find it interesting how nervous teachers become around this time. My…

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Letters Home

Listening to the Easy Hits play list from iTunes is not the best choice when you are feeling a bit homesick.  Jessie, Home, Perfect Duet and Easy are songs that pull at my heart strings and set my mind a wandering back home! Living and working internationally can be perceived as selfish, brave, or even…

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Cultural Divide

Over the last few weeks we have been involved in some difficult conversations with parents about their child’s academic or social/emotional progress. At our school we have very limited resources to support our students with exceptional needs. We are very transparent with our families about the services we are able to provide. We depend on…

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帶走 Dài zǒu: Take aways

I recently went to my first IB conference in Singapore. It was a new and interesting experience for me. An opportunity to see how things align with my leadership learning of the past as well as to learn in a new context and with different colleagues. The sessions I attended including the key notes were…

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Culturally Competent Leadership

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the IB Global Conference in Singapore with my amazing CISB colleagues. For me this was one of my first truly global conferences with educators from all over the world who were working in IB schools. There were over 1800 educators in attendance at the conference from Heads…

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Part 4: Ahas and the Road that lies ahead!

Our last day was by far the most powerful with staff! We gathered together by grade level to debrief the week focusing on the lesson that was observed. In the Making Connections component of the Cycle of Inquiry we asked 4 questions: What were your ahas, key learnings, take aways? What did you learn about…

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