Visible Learning

The Road Less Travelled By: Relational Leadership + Authentic Home-School-Community Partnership

January 2, 2017

I have a special interest in family engagement and home-school-community partnership building for several reasons. I offer four here: I am a head teacher and I rank it as being…

Life After Stonefields: Habits, Disciplines, Vulnerability, Buzz + Trust Growth

September 14, 2016

I mentioned in my last blog post, reflecting on my visit to Stonefields School, that Sarah and her team had set Wellbeing as a strategic goal. I gave this much…

Reflecting on a Journey to Stonefields, Auckland NZ

August 10, 2016

I have spent a good bit of time over the past year or so thinking on democracy in schools and the notion of flattened leadership. I am not an advocate…

Seeking to be extraordinary and trimming the hedge

January 27, 2016

Yesterday evening, travelling home after spending two truly uplifting days in London at the World Visible Learning Conference, a colleague and I mused on the distinction between extraordinary and ordinary.…

Feedback from parents and carers

November 27, 2015

In looking to capture deep and meaningful data around pupil, parent and carer, and teacher voice we are using the full suite of truly excellent Quaglia School Voice surveys, accessed…

Nicole: from becoming her own teacher to becoming her mother’s teacher!

November 27, 2015

Encouraging our learners to become their own teacher is one thing. When they go home and teach their own mother's, through discussing their own work, that is really quite something!…

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