AN ECOLOGY OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP © Julie Boyd 2012 Traditional models and theories of leadership are not necessarily helpful in a contemporary world. One of the challenges for educational leaders is in the realisation that education can no longer be quarantined from our broader society and environment. A theory of leadership derived from principles of […]

ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGH? Teaching as a Gladiator Sport

(C) Julie Boyd “Why are you crying miss?” Every teacher has low points in their professional life but when it comes in your first month I wonder if things really have changed in the past thirty years. A young friend has just started in her first teaching position. It’s in a secondary school that […]

Turning Around Schools- its simple!

Valley High School in Las Vegas was, on Thursday, designated as a “high-achieving turnaround” school under the USA federal No Child Left Behind Act, a distinction reserved for schools that had failed to meet the law’s academic requirements for three years before demonstrating high achievement. Reasons for the change are attributed to: * The enthusiasm […]