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15 Days

I’ve written before about the end of the year and the mistakes we make as we near it. I’ve suggested…

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Who Are Your Advisors?

Recently, I’ve been listening to Barack Obama’s audiobook titled ‘A Promised land’. It’s a fascinating and inspiring recount of his…

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Promises

To be blunt, you shouldn’t be promising parents that you’ll be outcomes consistent when it comes to student conduct ……

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Back Yourself

Have you ever had the feeling that this is where you were meant to be? Doing this thing, in this…

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Beware of Your Bias

It’s that time of the year when we make big decisions in schools. Teachers get their allotments, senior students get…

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The Race

I find it curious that we so readily associate responsibility with time. It’s a simple equation – commit a serious…

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Dress like it matters

For states emerging from lockdown the distinct challenge of returning to full-time face-to-face learning is imminent. Part of that challenge…

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It’s a Simple Equation

When I was at school, I always enjoyed Maths and Science. I liked finding the answers, hypothesising, experimenting and problem-solving….

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That message

This is that message. When I began sending out these weekly Home Truths, I made a promise to my subscribers…

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Be A Mr. Jenson

The last two years have been tough. Tough for so many reasons, for so many people and in so many…

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The Fine Line

It’s 9 am and the bell sounds to start another day. A steady flow of students enter your classroom, as…

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Exclusion

I get it.  There are times when we need to press the reset button and acknowledge that a particular lesson…