Change the narrative

I’ve seen some tremendous leadership bilge over the past few weeks. And this tremendous bilge is a library of leadership nonsense: books about generic leadership that have been recommended to school leaders. By virtue of the fact that they're about 'leadership' (whatever is meant by the contentious definition of the word), school leaders – and …

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Right here, right now

This is a post about stories and music. But it’s also about more than that. It’s about being able to join in with something bigger than ourselves. I will talk to anyone about music, and specifically classical music. I am a bit of a bore about it, to be honest. I’m an English teacher and …

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Curriculum metaphors: Struggle and battle

I am interested in metaphors associated with curriculum, and I’m interested in what we might do to ensure our thinking around metaphorical curricular concepts is useful. There are many metaphors associated with curriculum. I’ve written before about the curriculum metaphor of a journey. But I'm not sure all curriculum metaphors are helpful for school leaders …

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