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How the right reasons can get you your heart's desire

Everybody loves success. And it’s easy to achieve when you are on the right road with the right motivation.

Nobody likes to fail

We all know too well what it’s like when we don’t achieve what we’d hoped to. Remember those resolutions? The times you tried to stop something, or start something new, or change a habit? We’ve all been there; we’ve all started the new fitness regime, or the new diet, or the new hobby, and fallen by the…


Added by Joyce Matthews on August 11, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

Where are you going?

Mitsui know where they are going.

After trading for 4 centuries, the worldwide company recently took a long hard look at itself to find out where it wanted to go in the…


Added by Joyce Matthews on July 23, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

How to think like a school leader

To lead, you have to know where you are going. Which isn’t always easy.


For some people it’s easier to work out where you don’t want to be first.

When Richard Branson found himself ‘bumped’ from his flight to the British Virgin Islands, he didn’t want…


Added by Joyce Matthews on July 12, 2015 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

How Richard Branson's blackboard can help you be a better school leader

Richard Branson is a successful and inspirational leader; as founder of the Virgin Group he leads more than 400 different companies.

He started Virgin Airlines over thirty years ago when he was ‘bumped’ from his expected flight to the British Virgin Islands. He had to get there…


Added by Joyce Matthews on July 1, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments

The fast track to inspirational school leadership

Who wouldn't want to be a ‘inspirational’ school leader?

It’s an overused and highly coveted adjective when it comes to describing great leaders; leaders who have a positive impact on peoples lives.

How do they do it? Everybody wants to know, and every…


Added by Joyce Matthews on May 31, 2015 at 1:50am — No Comments

The one superpower every great school leader has

“The bottom line is this: if you want to engage your employees at a whole new level, if you want to become a person of greater influence, and if you want to discover a new kind of power —…


Added by Joyce Matthews on May 30, 2015 at 7:24am — No Comments

Stop failing the next generation of leaders

“75% of Leadership Development programs are not very effective”

That means 3 out of 4 leadership programmes don’t provide leaders with the skills…


Added by Joyce Matthews on May 19, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

How Maya Angelou will make you a better school leader

Maya Angelou was right; "people will never forget how you made them feel".

When was the last time you read something and felt really worried or annoyed by it? Maybe it was a text, or an email? Perhaps a post on Facebook or a Tweet? Or even a blog? And reading it gave you an instant reaction. You might have felt angry, or frustrated, or thought to your self, “What a cheek”. You might even have laughed out loud. When did that last happened to you?



Added by Joyce Matthews on April 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Buffet Table #GAFESummit

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One of the great things about the buffet table is that it…


Added by Jennie Snyder on February 3, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

How Does Music Education Boosts Learning

Today, music occupies a special place in the hearts of those in the field of childhood development. This is because music supports learning in a number of ways. Let’s take a look at three of them:

  • Music Aids Brain Growth and Development
  • Music Improves Verbal Recall
  • Learning Music Improves…

Added by Lynda Way on January 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development

By Laura Conley, Professional Development Facilitator at Clarksville High School

First a short background on how and why we started flipping…

Arriving home from San Diego and having just attended…


Added by Laura Conley on January 5, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Twitter - An Educator's Dream PLN

In recent weeks there have been numerous commentaries championing the benefits of…

Added by Lynda Hall on October 20, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

Two Cents in Twitter Chats, Priceless Results!

As I have become more actively involved in the education world online, joining Twitter, participating in chats like #edchat, #engchat, meeting like-minded colleagues who share my passion for education and technology, I have realized all is not lost in education reform. Twitter chats like #edchat and others are instrumental in creating the impetus we need to once and for all effect change for the better. While the physical world struggles to provide…

Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 21, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What are Twitter Hashtags?

Twitter hashtags can be very confusing especially for people who are new to Twitter. In a nutshell, a…

Added by Lynda Hall on August 16, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Wiffiti - the Interactive Message Board


Added by Lynda Hall on August 11, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

How Social Media made me a better Administrator

We Become what we think about all day long.....Ralph Waldo Emerson

How it All Started:

My journey into the social media world all started back in November of 2010.  In my first year as an administrator I was off to an Assistant Principal's conference to network and learn about…

Added by Bill Burkhead on June 24, 2011 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Welcome to a new, extensive site for educators

You'll find a very extensive blog and website, including a range of resources for teachers at :


This contains information collected over many years of teaching, business experience and community work and advocacy that is being consolidated into one site. It would be great to be able to replicate it here if it could be imported. Can anyone tell me if that is possible?

Added by Julie Boyd on April 21, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

10 videos that WILL ignite a discussion - Part 4

This is part 4 of the "videos that WILL ignite a discussion" series. I have been using these videos during PD sessions, as well as during Power Lunch sessions to spur discussion and reflection. As educators, it is crucial that we are constantly in a state of reflection and evaluation, and with the help of these videos educators are able to engage in thoughtful and productive conversation.…


Added by Justin Tarte on March 18, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Professional Development 2.0 PPT


I'm sharing the slides of Professional Development 2.0, a workshop I facilitated face to face in my city Rosario, Argentina. Special thanks to my PLN!



Added by Carla Raguseo on March 13, 2011 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

10 videos that WILL ignite a discussion - Part 3

If you didn't know, I really enjoy watching short videos. In particular, I really enjoy watching videos that get me thinking and reflecting on my educational practices and beliefs. I have been using short videos in Professional Development sessions to get educators at my high school talking and discussing issues related to education. This is the third installment of the series..."videos that WILL ignite a discussion." I encourage you to check out…


Added by Justin Tarte on February 21, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments


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