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My sons school have produced this stunning artwork as part of their Olympic celebrations. Every child and member of staff made a butterfly - incredible impact.

from Teaching: Leading Learning

Growth Mindset Launch

Back in March I blogged about becoming a growth mindset school following our staff launch event.  Since that time we have been very busy preparing to roll out the ethos to the whole school. Here's ...

from Making Good Humans

Inquiry Cycle: Why, What and How?

At my school, we use Kath Murdoch's Inquiry Cycle. Many of our staff are new the PYP and new to inquiry-based teaching and learning, so we find this inquiry cycle provides some structure to the elu...


Simple sheet that can be worked through with a pupil to help identify their strengths and the things they enjoy or feel good about. This can then be shared among staff or displayed on their workstation. Plain design with room to personalise with a self portrait.


My 2012 Christmas gifts for teachers and school staff, neighbors, etc. Chocolate peppermint covered popcorn (I used mason jars, ribbon, white contact paper and labels I made.)

A presentation and poster explaining what inclusion is/should be in the classroom or school environment. This is full of simplified statements and could be expanded upon for awareness or staff training purposes.


How Leadership Training for All School Staff Helps Students Excel | MindShift | KQED News

9 Discussion Questions for Successful Staff Meetings: Teachers, principals, and administrators can use these nine questions for igniting conversation, uncovering issues, and stimulating celebrations in school staff meetings.