Leadership Learning : Just a Step Ahead…..

Thoughts about leading and learning…..

Know Thy Impact

Recently I had a dialogue with a friend about the impact others have on us and the fact that we really do not know how our words, behaviours or experiences change a person. In particular we talked about how we are negatively impacted at times by situations or people in our work that we face….

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Finding your Swing…..

During the Golden Week holiday I finally sat down to read “The Boys in the Boat.” I knew that I would instantly connect with the story because it was about the USA Olympic Rowing team and their quest for a Gold Medal at the 1936 Olympics and we have been a part of the world…

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Breath in and Breath Out: Leadership in a Time of Crisis

This week in Thailand was spectacular. Sand, sun, sunsets, food, drinks, laughter, friendships and quiet relaxation. During our trip there was a serious event that also stirred some unresolved feelings and memories that required time to process. Kate and I had just arrived at the pool, I stopped to fill up the water bottles and…

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Shedding the Weight….

This is the “Golden” week in China. A time when working families travel to their home province or wealthier families take a vacations to spend time with their family. This is the mid Autumn festival time when you will see the traditional Chinese Moon Cakes everywhere. Traveling in China is a challenge because all Chinese…

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There is no place like home….

DISCLAIMER: I am good I am really really good but sometimes I just miss home! This last week was a great week. I am settling into routines, expanding my radius, discovering and uncovering things. I am more confident and comfortable with the uncomfortable. I spent time at the Canadian Embassy, an NHL game and rocked…

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Culture of Compliance or Culture of Learning

Learning: “We define learning as the transformative process of taking in information that—when internalized and mixed with what we have experienced—changes what we know and builds on what we do. It’s based on input, process, and reflection. It is what changes us.” –From The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner This is…

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Leadership Learning

This weekend I had the privilege of attending a workshop on Inquiry Leadership with the majority of our Admin Team. I honestly was not sure what to expect. I thought it would be a workshop on how to lead in an environment driven by inquiry. It wasn’t really about that at all. It was about…

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Finding your Tribe

This has been a week of highs and lows for me and I want to acknowledge that I know this is all part of the process and I am okay. (no need to worry mom lol) I am truly loving this new and exciting leadership experience. It is such a joy to welcome the smiling…

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Putting the “fun” back into leadership

Fundamentals: School goals set direction and create a alignment between teaching and learning. They reflect the information collected through data as well as the mission, vision and values of the school and also in our case the IB PYP program. These fundamental principles must guide the work we do each and every day as leaders,…

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Setting up Success…..

For the last two weeks I have had the pleasure of planning, delivering and participating in orientation with my staff, students and families. We began with our staff who are new to CISB, some who are new to teaching and some who are new to International education. For these first three days new staff members…

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