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Your first 100 days as a leaderfree12 December 2018
Just got a new leadership job?The first 100 days in a new leadership role are crucial. All eyes are on the new leader. What should you focus on during this time in order to make the greatest impact? more
How do you embed ToK in the school?free1 December 2018
How do you create a TOK culture in your school?The following are top tips collated from school heads during Administrators' workshopsShared Language: Ensure that you have a shared understanding and language... more
New Standards and Practices27 November 2018
The IB published the new standards in October 2018. They will come into effect 2020. The new standards can be found on 'My IB'.On this page I highlight the differences between the January 2014 standards... more
Being pedagogical26 November 2018
The IB describes pedagogical intelligence in the following way: "IB leaders develop a school culture that fosters and values professional learning. They recognise that they need to build individual and... more
Being insightful21 November 2018
The IB describes heuristic intelligence in the following way: " IB leaders develop their own mental shortcuts or make logical leaps of the mind to form an inference of what is the best explanation and... more
Being strategic21 November 2018
The IB describes strategic intelligence in the following way: "IB leaders are forward thinking, see the bigger picture, recognize emerging trends and translate strategy into action while aligning people... more
Being Principled - an IB attribute18 November 2018
(of a person or their behaviour) acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong.The IB describes this attribute in terms of a person who (a) acts with integrity and honesty,... more
Sculpture18 November 2018
In October 2018 I visited Kent State University to co-facilitate leadership workshops in the School of Education. I was especially taken by a small sculpture garden they had created on the campus, known... more
How do we develop multiple perspectives?free11 November 2018
International-mindedness starts with understanding ourselves in order to effectively connect with others.Each of us sees the world through the lens of our own life experiences.In this section we explore... more