I travelled down to the south coast of England for a professional learning day with leaders, teachers and teaching assistants from St Peter’s Community School, at the start of their new school year. The focus was implementing the International Primary Curriculum and what an appropriate day to kickstart the year as 5th September is the United Nations International Day of Charity and consider what it means to be “internationally minded”. Wonderful learning conversations throug
Yesterday I had the privilege to start my new (northern hemisphere) school year listening to Professor Carol Dweck and James Nottingham speaking on the theme of “Developing a Growth Mindset for Learning”. It was an inspiring, engaging, challenging and relevant learning day- with lots of fun too! Reconnecting with Carol Dweck’s research on developing a growth mindset for learning and hearing how this research is continuing to flourish in new fields, beyond the classroom and i
On Tuesday I travelled to Mexico to facilitate a two day professional learning for 40 excited Mexico teachers from Colegio Peterson, to introduce them to the IPC. Two fun days together, teachers are now ready to implement the IPC on the first day of school. Have a great start to the year!
Could research help us find a way to avoid the Busy Trap? How many school leaders have you met who would say what a difference having more time would make to their leadership and to their school. “If only we had more time to embed this new strategy.” “If only we had more time for reflection and consideration of what went well before we move onto the next thing, then we could be better informed of what is working well and what isn’t!” The concept of “busy” is an interesting on
Since Sunridge Associates began in 2014, over 30 countries have been visited, over 250 school leaders and 3000 teachers have received training and consultancy. Countries visited El Salvador, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, USA Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, China Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK, Italy, Romania, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Kazakhstan Egypt, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Dubai, Qatar, Jordan
I had the pleasure of joining Rivers International School at the start of their school year. The professional learning day was focussed on “Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!”, how to avoid cultural misunderstandings and the fault lines that so many schools fall into. The day was fun, interactive, open and purposeful. A rich dialogue flowed from what are our cultural norms and how do we celebrate and honour the rich diversity of our community as a collective to improve le