Is this a light bulb moment for you? Ben Johnson challenges Principals to really think about what the top three priorities for schools are.
"If we want students to learn, the most critical element is the teacher. So professional development is the overall most important thing we can do to help students learn."
What about the principal's role in being an active participant? Vivienne Robinson's research on the principal's role in professional learning is relevant here too.
Please find the audio link below for an interview between Ali Mau and Sheryl Ofner – Tuesday Radio Live. Sheryl specifically refers to the research of John Hattie and the work of Visible Learning to inform the changes that have taken place at Selwyn College.
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Gone are the days of drab grey interiors signalling a terrifying trip to the principal's office. Ross Cooper argues that student friendly decor can offer a place of sanctuary and reassurance.
A school gardening club has developed more quickly than expected in a middle school in Park City, Utah. Read more here.