& The Art of Asking Brilliant questions. I’ve been living on a wing and a prayer and if you don’t know where you’re going any road’ll take you there. George Harrison Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Live the questions now. Perhaps you will […]
Another of my headteacher friends has received the dreaded OFSTED call. I always resisted the temptation to train for the Inspectorate as I just couldn’t imagine being someone schools dreaded hearing from; whom, when in school, staff avoided like the plague; and whose leaving was celebrated with a party! Don’t get me wrong, some of […]
Why is it that when you eat a 2lb box of chocolates you appear to put on 5lbs!? I always struggled with maths and this hasn’t helped.
So January, the month of resolution, has finally passed. Looking back over the year, I was saddened to read of the death of Nobel Peace Prize-Winner, Professor Wangari Maathai. Four years ago, it was my great privilege to welcome and introduce the professor to 1000 delegates at a National Education Conference in Denver, Colorado. She […]
I went to see Malcolm Gladwell speak recently and was fascinated by what he had to say. I have read Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers so knew what to expect but his calm, engaging style was a pleasant surprise. His chosen subject was ‘serendipity’ which he described as the search for something that you do […]
I have had a quote in my head for some time and often wondered about its source. Occasionally, I would ask of the deputies in school, ‘Went the day well?’, not knowing where I had first come across it. Then, on Tuesday in the Times, through a kind of Galilean serendipity, there it was – […]