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The Staffroom

I’m regularly pointing out to School Leaders that language is the primary driver of any culture, including a school culture….

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Make a good choice!

It’s often the last plea we make before that student explodes or bolts straight out the door. At this point,…

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How or Why

I’ve chatted with quite a number of School Leaders recently about the support they deliver to Teachers at both ends…

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There is Love

In our schools, there are so many wonderful people making wonderful experiences for our students, and I just want to take…

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Gaps

A little reminder to School Leaders today that the occasional glance at your policies – and I’m no “policy brain”…

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All Blacks

Two types of organisations/teams seem to be speaking a lot about culture lately.  They’d be schools and sporting teams. And…

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Impulses

As we continue to strain and struggle to provide educational normalcy with our students, many teachers are telling me that…

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Cliques and Gangs

They say that misery needs company.  And while I’m not suggesting that any teachers or students come to schools with…

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Caging Ants

The tools and resources that work best are fit for purpose. Cages, for instance, are useful for caging things that…

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The Right Relationship

I operate on a few general expectations when it comes to relationships. Firstly, as teachers, we are responsible for building…