Our Bigger Dream

Do our students, when leaving us, seek meaning in their lives? This is one of four essential questions for me, in terms of ‘why we do school.’

Toward a New Typology of Professional Learning

When we think of geography, our mental touchstones are things such as tectonic plates, mountains, maps, and the like. We tend to rely on the concept of ‘distance,’ i.e. spaces between geographies that are to be traversed, to help us make sense of geography.Though we may not be aware of it, this worldview informs how […]

Re-Imagining Global Citizenship

Where are we now, as humans? As we look at the world around us, we are confronted by new power arrangements (e.g., militant groups) whose content and speed and instincts all seem quite foreign to ‘how we do things’ across the world. By ‘we’ is meant the overwhelming majority of humans who live in traditional […]

The Problem With Professional Learning

Getting to real learning requires disrupting our natural propensity to avoid it.

Changing Suboptimal Behaviours

When something goes wrong in our organisation, too often the immediate reaction is to search for scapegoats, say Costas Markides and Anita McGahan in the most recent issue of London Business School Review (“Achieving Change that Lasts,” vol 26.1). “We rarely look to rectify the underlying structure of the system that encouraged that individual to […]

Creativity and System Leadership

As much as we hear experts and presenters talk about the need for creativity in education in an incessantly dynamic and interconnected world, we see rather dimly when it comes to how to catalyse it.