The Siren Song of AI

The siren song of artificial intelligence (AI) is absolutely mesmerising. Witness a recent posting in Chief Learning Officer magazine by the managing director of learning science platforms at a large publishing house, who, in a passionate plea for the place of AI in learning and development, states the following: “There has never been so much […]

An Aggregation of Individuals

Senior leaders looking to effect organisational change can serve as champions of that change, provided that they go system-wide and motivate people to learn and change, create the conditions for them to apply what they’ve studied, foster immediate improvements in individual and organisational effectiveness, and put in place systems that help sustain the learning. To […]

School in an Age of Autonomous Agents With Free Will

Despite the jargon-laden title of this post, the content is about a simple matter: do we, as human beings (as educators, in our case), really know ourselves as well as we think we do?

Powering Ahead: Alternative School Models

Just as Tesla automobiles are becoming a more common sight around the world, one wonders when alternative school models (ASMs for short) will gain similar traction?

Measure the Treasure: Leadership Transition

The leadership search has concluded, and the appointment of the new head of school has been splashed across the main communication channels of the school and featured on the search firm’s website as an example of a successful placement.

Digital Lipstick

In all the hype around (digital) citizenship, (digital) learning, (digital) marketing, (digital) this, and (digital) that, have we considered whether we’re simply applying (digital) lipstick to everything under the sun, yet not fundamentally changing anything? To refer to Vaasu Gavarasana, are we placing lipstick on a legacy pig?

The Ethics of Leadership Search

With the growth we’ve experienced in the international schools sector, it should be no surprise that there is a concomitant increase in the number of leadership searches happening at any time. I find position descriptions fascinating (I admit to having a habit of reading loads of them…) on account of the questions generated from the […]

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.’