I've always been a huge fan of picture books. I'm the librarian that will read "Maia and what Matters" to a group of Middle School teachers and struggle to continue through tears. I spend a reasonable chunk of my budget on picture books (or as some librarians like to refer to the "sophisticated picture books … Continue reading Picture books as a panacea?
Culture eats strategy for breakfast
This phrase is attributed to Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields (although can't easily be authenticated). I firmly believe it to be a reality both in business and education, and many a manager has been burnt by this. I'm currently in Bangalore, having spent the last three days at the Neev Literature Festival where … Continue reading Culture eats strategy for breakfast
I wish I didn’t have to welcome you
I'm part of this club that I never want to be in the position to welcome others to, and yet yesterday afternoon I had to admit yet another member. I don't even know what to call it - I don't want to name it - #metoo has connotations that I'd rather not introduce an 11 … Continue reading I wish I didn’t have to welcome you
The Imitation Game
Recently I've been given to much pause of thought about learning and education, not the least following watching the movie "The imitation game" about Alan Turing's code breaking during WW2 on the plane, followed by three days of intensive attending of presentations at 21CLHK. It's taken a while to try and crystallise my thoughts, and … Continue reading The Imitation Game