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Part 2 – Design Thinking and the Bendigo TECH School

  • Posted by Rachel
  • On 2017-08-04
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  • design thinking, STEM, teaching
How we used the Design Thinking process to empower teachers to come to a deeper understanding of the design process and to come up with their own ideas to embed Design Thinking in their school. This is part 2 of the thinking and planning that went into creating a 90 minute design challenge that would […]
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Design Thinking and the Bendigo TECH School – Part 1

  • Posted by Rachel
  • On 2017-07-10
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  • design thinking, STEM, teaching
A day of experiencing and using design thinking at the forthcoming Bendigo Tech school 10 Victorian Tech Schools As you may or may not have known the Victorian Department of Education is in the midst of establishing ten Tech schools in various regions around Victoria. The intent is that these “state-of-the-art Tech Schools will use […]
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Ethical Leadership and Integrity

  • Posted by Rachel
  • On 2017-06-05
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  • Ethical Leadership, Integrity, values
Why is integrity to the school values and vision so important to the notion of transforming the narrative? In the previous article of the Transforming the School Narrative series we explored the importance and power of beliefs and how they could support or hinder learning. The beliefs we focused on mostly related to those belonging […]
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The Power of Beliefs – the Influence on Learning Progression

  • Posted by Rachel
  • On 2017-05-20
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  • growth mindset, hattie, learning progression, meta-analysis, Teacher, visible learning
You cannot become masterful through having mediocre beliefs and using mediocre habits. In Part IV of the Transforming the School Narrative series we are examining the influence on learning progression of existing beliefs.
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Cultivating Curiosity

  • Posted by Dora Denk
  • On 2017-04-04
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  • curiosity, narrative
Is your school’s culture one in which curiosity and learning from mistakes thrives? This article is Part III of the Transforming the School Narrative series. In Part I we explored the default narrative we found across a range of schools in conversations we had with teachers and leaders. Hattie in recent times has been pointing […]
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Improving Performance – Social Intelligence

  • Posted by Dora Denk
  • On 2017-03-01
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  • narrative, Performance, social intelligence
Are you developing the social intelligence of your leaders and teachers as an access to improving school performance? In Part I we indicated that our focus this year is on providing the practicalities of creating an empowering narrative for learning and leadership within your school. In this article we explore some of Daniel Goleman’s research […]
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Improving Performance – Transforming the Narrative

  • Posted by Dora Denk
  • On 2017-02-23
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  • leadership, narrative, school leadership, transforming
How does the narrative about learning and working affect the performance of a school? This article opens up the discussion of the importance of school leaders to explore the current dominant narrative within their schools.
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Making a Difference to Schools

  • Posted by Dora Denk
  • On 2016-09-01
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It is always pleasing to know when a difference has been made. Although it is rare to find out the effects of working with schools and teachers over a long period of time we recently discovered that an article had been written in a major Victorian newspaper about two schools we have been working with. […]
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Step 4 – Planning for Action

  • Posted by Dora Denk
  • On 2016-08-24
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  • action, middle leaders, planning
Now that the contextual work has been done in Steps 1,2 and 3 it is time for Middle Leaders to start fleshing out the plan for the coming year.
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Step 3 – Identifying a Guiding Coalition

  • Posted by Dora Denk
  • On 2016-08-03
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  • development, guiding coalition, middle leaders, strengths
A guiding coalition that has the capacity to make needed change happen despite all of the forces of inertia
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