Posts Tagged “Community”

Leadership and Teachers

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I think a Professional Leadership Community approach has a lot to offer. But what do we need leadership in teaching for? Brian Lord and Barbara Miller have this to say: At present, we do not know enough about teacher leadership to make bold claims for its effectiveness in helping reforms go to scale or improving…

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Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

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Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

I’ve taken a bit of a break from the community aspect of my life. The change from the College to the University has accounted for most of this. However, things have moved on. First the West Coast visit and now next week we have our next session on community nurture/community development, and the first for…

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The power of story

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The power of story

Our principal gave his annual “State of the Nation” address today. Started with a story. From memory . . . I was leaving Christchurch, in a Boeing 737 a year ago – very rough – the aircraft was thrown around by extreme turbulence. I wondered if we would make it. Then there was a voice…

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How Many Forums in a PD Community Space

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What should you have on a professional development site to support a PD community? This kind of community is a strange entity: they are NOT usually in existance purely for their own interest, their own needs and purposes; they have a sponsor, who has great plans for their lives. How much automony do you give…

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