We are not the same people we once were. And that's OK.
"Stay angry, Little Meg," Mrs. Whatsit whispered. "You will need all your anger now." -- Madeleine L'Engle In moments, I wonder for their future. I cannot shield them from that future. I cannot
Teaching is hard. It is worthy. We need to value teachers honestly, enabling them and holding those in the profession to a shared accountability.
If we value a strong and functioning civil society, then as a collective we must decide how to consider the complexity and costs of what it is to be that civil society.
Being human truly matters. We get to choose what humanity we have. We get to choose the humanity we engage in.
You don't have to be Superman. You don't have to hold the world in your hands. You've already shown me that you can.
Somedays as a leader I feel like this person. Supporting from the sidelines, assuming good intent while my team attempt really big challenging worthy things. And then there's the impact of that intent,
There are some days working in a school, where you get to the end of the day and think, "What did I get done today?" Then there are days like today.
My fierce, relentless daughters with their Irish, Fijian, Scottish, Chinese immigrant heritage. They are carving their story, bound to and supported by this place and its people.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad.
"And what other profession needs hope the way teaching does? Hope is the reason so many of us stay in the profession"
This piece, Silicon Valley Courts Brand Name Teachers should be no real surprise to anyone who's been in education in the last decade. It focuses in on a few teachers who are creating
In 1999 - I had the privilege of being part of Underworld’s road crew, on their Beaucoup Fish tour. I worked as a projectionist for the first 3 weeks, but in April
This is the manifesto that's just been released by the ITP - boldly titled: New Zealand's Digital Future The word origin for manifesto is “manifest” - from the Italian. The definition of ‘manifest’
Over the weekend we took the girls to Avalon Park. It’s got an old school bike park, with the mini roads painted out with proper signage, roundabouts and intersections. It was designed
The Green Party announcement that they will create a plan for universal te reo Māori in public schools has naturally generated a lot of reaction across the New Zealand media, both mainstream and
It's been an incredible 48 hours, watching what's happened across the USA, as thousands have turned out to defy and protest against Donald Trump's executive order to ban citizens of seven predominantly Muslim
“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate power of the society but the people themselves and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion,
It seems appropriate that these words I shared just over a week ago, are now made more poignant by the passing of Carrie Fisher. Not just because that post used the title of
My opening and closing remarks from the final assembly of 2016 at Thorndon School. Opening: Hey! I'm not giving up today There's nothing getting in my way And if you knock knock me
News this week, that China 'seizes US vessel' in South China sea. That article reminded me of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which led directly to the US escalation of military engagement in
Recently media narratives have placed the spotlight firmly on education, and in considering these stories, I was struck by this from Stuff, Cute Toy or Racist Relic? If you watch the video, you
I started this morning on the bus to work, in a Slack session, with some friends discussing buzzwords and edu memes. One of my friends nailed it by saying... "Maybe we need
This Longform podcast featuring Kathryn Schulz is fascinating for a number of reasons. Not least because she unpacks the effort and the work behind her Pulitzer winning magazine article, The Really Big One.
After the week that was, this weekend has been about whanau. Spent Saturday with the girls - took them to Te Papa, then played board games in the afternoon. As we prepped dinner,