Re-posts

Gender stereotypes: Primary schools urged to tackle issue

Katherine Smith: BBC Education reporter Calling girls “sweetie” or boys “mate” in primary school perpetuates gender stereotypes, campaigners say. In a letter to the education secretary in England, various groups are calling on the government to address the language and ideas used in schools. Stereotypes limit children’s aspirations and create inequalities that help fuel gender-based violence, they say. The government… Read More »Gender stereotypes: Primary schools urged to tackle issue

Let me finish: how to stop interrupting… and change the world

Extracted from The Promise That Changes Everything: I Won’t Interrupt You by Nancy Kline I won’t interrupt you. I promise. I won’t interrupt your words – or your thoughts. Imagine it. Imagine the relief, the possibilities, the dignity. You now have ground that is yours. Unassailably. This is for you. Time to think. To feel. To figure out what you really want… Read More »Let me finish: how to stop interrupting… and change the world

Teacher leadership as a model of school leadership and professional development

JONATHAN DOHERTY, LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY, UK A changing picture of school leadership Over the last few decades, roles in schools have changed in response to an evolving educational landscape. School leadership includes not only includes headteachers now, but staff at all levels, supporting their career advancement (ET2020, 2019). Classroom teachers are assuming greater levelsof responsibility and leadership, moving between roles… Read More »Teacher leadership as a model of school leadership and professional development

How to Power Through Desk Work When You’re Not in the Mood

Claire Douglas-Lee: April 5th, 2021 I don’t know about you, but there are days when I really can’t be bothered to tackle my responsibilities. I’m simply not in the mood. Maybe for you, it’s drafting grant proposals, responding to emails, writing articles, working on a chapter of your book, editing a work report, or applying for an endless slew of… Read More »How to Power Through Desk Work When You’re Not in the Mood

20 Reasons Why I’m Sad to Say Goodbye To The Covid Lockdown

Lisa Bradburn: May 27 Introduction The province of Ontario, Canada, is exiting our third strict lockdown, and somehow unexpectedly, I feel melancholic, perhaps even anxious about the departure of the restrictive measures. One of the fantastic benefits of being confined to a small geographical area is the act of slowing down, the ability to see and feel my whole self with an unprecedented awareness than before the… Read More »20 Reasons Why I’m Sad to Say Goodbye To The Covid Lockdown

I’m Not Scared to Reenter Society. I’m Just Not Sure I Want To

Carolyn Drake: May 30, 2021 Introduction This post-pandemic summer is evidently expected to be one long orgiastic reunion, after which, once that’s out of our system, it’s back to work, back to school, to what we used to call “normal.” And if the pandemic had ended, say, last June, after a couple months of lockdown, we probably would’ve returned to… Read More »I’m Not Scared to Reenter Society. I’m Just Not Sure I Want To