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Everything seems to go full circle. In my youth in the 80s, radio was dying – now it’s exploding in popularity in the on-demand format of Podcasts. As a cliched middle-class coffee-drinker, of course I listen to podcasts. I’m sure somewhere there’s a podcast that matches coffee tastes to podcasts. In two recent episodes of […]
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A few years ago, the company Uber was the poster-boy for all business and entrepreneurs. The company had seemingly invented a powerful business from thin air using existing resources it didn’t even own. On the negative end of the poster-boy scale is Donald Trump. He is seen as the poster-boy for the worst kind of […]
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Many people reading this will be aware of agile methodology and mindset. The idea, first adopted by the software industry where you launch unpolished products on the basis that immediately seeking customer feedback allows you to improve your software product and release .1 and .2 versions for download. Basing the development of your solution on […]
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It is human nature to not want to be wrong but some people take this to the extreme and exhibit what’s know as the “God complex“. Education suffers from the God Complex. This condition specifically crops up in complex situations where despite the complexity, people are certain their solution is the correct one. I’m writing […]
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A team at my school and some visitors from other schools had a great time this week with Sylvia Duckworth, who is the world guru on sketchnoting. Drawing simple cartoon icons and talking about colour coding might seem a bit frivolous to those of us in high school and university who supposedly have more important […]
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There has been quite a number of weeks since my last post on our school’s progress in developing a new learning approach to better prepare young people for the world as it is, not as it was. The reason for this is that we have just gone through and understandable lull in proceedings, while the […]
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You can teach a old dog new tricks but achieving this can be a unique story for each animal. In our quest to re-design the learning experience at our school, with structural changes focused on the uniqueness of each child, we have found the steepest challenge to be that of helping teachers shift and update […]
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Humans don’t like change. It takes us time to adapt to any situation and once we’re comfortable, any change is the treat to our comfort and safety. Any change has to jump the multiple hurdles such as fear, comfort, prejudice, assumptions, new understandings, and existing habits. In schools, change challenges teachers the most and each […]
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I love what people write. I subscribe to newspapers, magazines and even research sites. I’ve enjoyed 3 books in the last month already. But like many boys, I don’t like reading. I find reading a primitive, energy-zapping activity. Having to fix my eyes for long periods of time at the same distance, having to process […]
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I love what people write. I subscribe to newspapers, magazines and even research sites. I’ve enjoyed 3 books in the last month already. But like many boys, I don’t like reading. I find reading a primitive, energy-zapping activity. Having to fix my eyes for long periods of time at the same distance, having to process […]

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