Saturday, 31 October 2015
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around"
I love this story about the small things we can all do that make a difference. .. "While walking along a beach, a man saw in the distance what looked like a boy dancing...
Friday, 30 October 2015
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Monday, 26 October 2015
I love this story..."This Autumn, when you see the geese heading south for the winter, flying in a "V" formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way."
Saturday, 24 October 2015
I have been blessed throughout my working life to be part of some great teams and I know from hard experience the enormous power of teamwork in addressing the real challenges we face in education. I know it's half-term but I found this story on the web and it made me smile...
Friday, 23 October 2015
Thursday, 22 October 2015
"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Yesterday, I met with some of the great partners who are bringing the Arts, Culture and Sports sectors alive for some impressive young people at Firth Park Academy, Stocksbridge High School and Westfield School.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
I was in Sheffield yesterday morning meeting with the Cutlers' Education Committee which is guiding the engineering strand of the Cutlers' Made in Sheffield scheme.
As the world of education goes through it's latest iteration we must all continue to work together to ensure that everyone stays focused on learning, standards and outcomes and whatever you do make sure that you are part of a co-operative, collaborative team...
Monday, 19 October 2015
Saturday, 17 October 2015
This great story reminds us all about the things that really matter...
Friday, 16 October 2015
Yesterday evening I attended the launch event for the Cutlers 'Made in Sheffield' Construction and the Built Environment strand at Fir Vale School.
Thursday, 15 October 2015
We know that we are preparing young people for a world of work that is constantly changing and that we are preparing them for jobs that don't exist yet, using technologies that haven't been invented, to address problems and challenges we don't really understand or know the answers to.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
THE FUTURE BELONGS TO ARTISTS, CREATORS, INVENTORS, DESIGNERS, STORYTELLERS, CAREGIVERS AND BIG PICTURE THINKERS!
Working with young people makes you realise that we are living in digital times and that change is happening at an exponential rate. What is encouraging is meeting and working with the young people on the Engineering and Arts, Culture and Sports strands of 'Made in Sheffield', at Bradfield, Firth Park, Handsworth Grange, Outwood Academy City, Stocksbridge and Westfield. They are creative, imaginative and passionate about engineering, the arts and sports and culture and are developing the skills that matter; the skills that will give them the edge.
Monday, 12 October 2015
Everywhere you look people are doing some interesting things about happiness and reflecting on the fact that we are less happy now than we were and getting even more unhappy...
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
Thursday, 8 October 2015
I have been working with some wonderful young people at Firth Park Academy, Stocksbridge High School and Westfield School over the last two days.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Following my recent visits to Firth Park Academy, Outwood Academy City and Westfield School and meeting colleagues from Stockbridge High School, I was thinking again about what it takes to build brilliant provision...
What are the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle needed to create great learning and great outcomes?
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Monday, 5 October 2015
We have thrown billions at ideology and structures but it's strange that no school system in the world has adequately addressed the real challenges we face, even though all of them know they must do so.
Sunday, 4 October 2015
To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.