We became that colleague!

Like you, we’ve had to work so differently this year – and we have a confession to make.  We think we became “that colleague”.  You know, the one that sends too many emails when they could’ve just dealt with everything in a single conversation? Yeah … so we’re sorry about that! Some poor government school Victorians were even…

Purpose. Impact. Investment.

‘Is it close to a coffee shop?’ ‘Is parking easy?’ ‘Do I get to go home early?’ I admit, these are real questions I may or may not have asked out loud when considering what PL to attend back when I was looking to escape my classroom responsibilities and spend a day not having to…

It really needn’t take this long.

Here’s what I know about most of the student conflicts that I’ve injected myself into: They took way too long.  Students are great at telling stories (their own painted versions, of course) and anchoring conversations in the past.  I’ve even listened to sordid tales of generational conflict … because there was a spat at recess…

Share Because You Care

The job of being a School Leader is complex. Not only do you need to make difficult decisions, but you are also privy to a lot of sensitive information, and about a lot of different people. Despite the array of challenges of being a Principal, it was often this sensitive information that would keep me…

I know you have a question.

In his blog ‘5 Great Reasons to Ask Questions’, Phil Mckinney shares why as adults we need to be more like children and ask more questions. It’s no question (pun intended) that children ask a lot of questions. This is the only way they can learn, begin to understand the world and also start to make connections between…