For UKEdchat April 2021. How to be a professional human.

This week I was privileged to present a session at UKEdChat’s global online conference. This is the basis of what I said. Hello there I’m absolutely delighted that you’ve joined me for this session today and that you are ready to consider the idea of authentic leadership or how to be a professional human. Our … Continue reading For UKEdchat April 2021. How to be a professional human.

Will you dance on a Sunday?

She is no Messiah. That complex is not one of hers. She is no daughter of God. And yet. Maybe, this Easter, resurrection is on the cards? Has she been brave Letting the words fall out? Maybe. Will the truth be heard So that the voices of the pharisees and haters can be shaken off? … Continue reading Will you dance on a Sunday?

For any Scottish Secondary teachers who are anxious about tomorrow…..

Many staff in Scotland and certainly in my local authority, did training around emotional regulation and trauma last summer, ahead of the first full scale return to school buildings after lockdown. It may be a good time to remind you of or direct you too these simple slides and the key messages: https://rise.articulate.com/share/pHyR8D-e60WW1TsKc-b4UdQcHiUkCrZ6#/ Certainly, not … Continue reading For any Scottish Secondary teachers who are anxious about tomorrow…..

The last leg

On Tuesday, I attended the most brilliant session run by my professional association, School Leaders Scotland, on the theme of ‘Remote Learning – lessons learned and what’s next’. We heard from a representative of Education Scotland who told us about reports and feedback data arising from consultations with schools, families and pupils and also from … Continue reading The last leg

Pride after a fall. Or the highs and lows of 2020.

Five things I am proud of that I achieved in 2020: 1. When lockdown struck, I set up a you tube channel and made a video for every term time day of lockdown, to try and and help “parent educators” get through it: https://youtu.be/nFTx16cXm0o 2. I made this with my husband: https://spark.adobe.com/page/8BlQ40rvA8pVT/ 3. I was … Continue reading Pride after a fall. Or the highs and lows of 2020.