Saturday, 31 March 2012
I am shocked at how fat the population is getting and wonder if exercise can be the answer since so many people at my gym are simply overweight or obese. I think that the problem is that people simply don't understand what they are eating and that we are what we eat.
Friday, 30 March 2012
I visited Victoria Primary School in Leeds this morning to see Ali Carrick, the wonderful headteacher, who has been transforming the place and is doing a brilliant job. Over Easter the school entrance is being given a red makeover which will inject even more passion and WOW into the place!
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
High-performing countries like China, Finland, South Korea, and Singapore realise the global economic landscape has changed, and in response, they are re-imagining their education systems by focusing on developing 21st-century skills. We need to persuade the powers that be here that the future is only going to be secured if we develop a 21st Century Learning Framework to drive our learning landscape. A framework built on 21st Century Skills as well as subjects.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Friday, 23 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
"Body and spirit I surrendered whole
to harsh instructors - and received a soul."
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
The thing that has hit me on returning from Dubai is that everyone is in such a hurry.
If we are really serious about building world class learning in this country we need to refocus, re-imagine and re-engineer. We need to shift the focus away from knowledge to concepts, from subjects to disciplines, from content to skills, from teaching to learning!
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Monday, 12 March 2012
Sunday, 11 March 2012
"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities.
But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates
not only its own opportunities but its own talents."
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Just back home after an extraordinary week in Dubai at an International Leadership Conference. The theme of the conference was 'Educational Sustainability: To build capable generations to lead the future'. The conference was held at the Al Murooj Retana Hotel.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Saturday, 3 March 2012
"Adversity is the school of heroism,
endurance the majesty of man,
and hope the torch of high aspirations."
Albery Allson Whitman