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The Perfect Unit Planner

When I recently attended the PTC “Curriculum Leadership in the International School” my burning question was “How can we get teachers to enjoy and see the value in unit planning?” Whilst unit planning is a necessity, often teachers don’t see … Continue reading

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Surprising myself

Today’s task for the #yourturnchallenge is to relate a time that I surprised myself. There have been a few times that I have surprised myself, but most of them were not sudden, they happened over a period of time.  Two … Continue reading

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PD: If it’s important …

Our secondary school curriculum team had a huge planning session today: tomorrow we begin a big drive on assessment as part of rolling out the IB MYP Next Chapter. We were looking at our presentation, which included a slide quoting … Continue reading

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Leading faculty: Adding depth

I have a new colleague this year, who has come in from another school.  She is much more experienced than me, and I am fortunate to be in the position that I can lap up so much knowledge and experience … Continue reading

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Encouraging reflective teaching

The teacher supervision and evaluation process in our school involves observing teaching and learning through “walk-throughs” of approximately 10 minutes’ duration, and “informal observations” that last roughly 30 minutes.   All observations are unannounced. For all the teachers I supervise, I … Continue reading

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Student citizenship: Leading by example is the essence of integrity

As stated by our Headmaster, Mr Condon, in his recent blog post, one of our school goals this year is the promotion of student citizenship.  As Mr Condon pointed out, there are three aspects of this goal: behavior in school, … Continue reading

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My Focus

As I move into a new role this coming year, I want to make sure I focus on what is important, and not be overtaken by weeds. Too often the immediate and urgent tasks trump the important. First, I need … Continue reading

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