Trauma-informed perspectives and systems-aware perspectives are urgently needed to help leaders understand and address the complexities within their schools. Through our emerging research, we have observed four key practices that can support school leaders and teachers to lead with compassion.
Book chapter published in The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education This chapter was developed by wellbeing, leadership, and regenerative sustainability author, Ash Buchanan who was a significant mentor and friend to me over the past five years. I supported the process as co-author, alongside a host of educators and practitioners collectively inquiring into the future… Continue reading Shifting Mindsets: Transforming Self, School, and Society
The end of the year brings opportunities to pause and reflect. I am reflecting on one particular student who challenged and changed me more than any other. He was not at all easy to teach. In fact, we had frequent clashes; there were many days he would leave the classroom in anger, resulting in more… Continue reading A chance to be of value
If you’ve been following the unfolding of global events in the news over the past few months then, like me, feelings of agitation and loss have probably been showing up a little more frequently in your life. There’s little doubt that we are all living in a complex and hyper-connected world. With live streams of… Continue reading Thriving in our world of ambiguity
Author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s popular TED Talk on ‘the danger of the single story’ is a wonderful reminder to always remain open to diverse perspectives and to practice different ways of seeing and feeling. Most of us take for granted that subjectivity is a constant feature of our complex and interconnected world. But how can… Continue reading An ecosystem of understanding