Our understanding of leadership is dominated by our egos. I recently saw this article about leaders in schools, and for me it completely missed the point. A good leader is an enabler. A leader works with the people s/he leads bringing the best out of all of them. Why is this even questioned? Because of … Continue reading Leadership


A Thai retirement

Just before the end of this term I attended a retirement do at the village school I volunteer for. This do was for two teachers, and it was fundamentally a community event. I first met this community aspect 6 or 7 years ago at the kindergarten I taught at. Once a year the parents have … Continue reading A Thai retirement


The relationship with parents has been severely damaged by politics especially in the state system, I am writing this in response to this. Essentially in education there needs to be an alliance between teachers, parents and students. The teacher is the professional who guides the content. Parents and students provide the motivation (that includes nurture) … Continue reading Parents