The ways we speak: Key elements
David Anderson, co-director of 'Hands on Educational Consultancy' discusses the key elements of working on adult language. David believes it is crucial that we understand the different forms of adult conversations,...
Leading from behind
Dr Tom Hoerr is head of the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri. He believes that perception is reality, and that leadership should be inclusive and empowering. Tom shares specific assumptions and practices for creating a...
Conversations for improving and transforming learning
Joan Dalton from Hands on Educational Consultancy presents a compelling case for educators to reflect on the discourse of teaching and learning. As Joan says, the way we talk to each other and...
Thinking about learning
Education Consultant Julia Atkin shares some of the key principles she has formed over her 30 years in education, including the importance of working in an environment of trust and mutual respect, and the importance of...
Leading change - 'Herding cats would be easier'
In this ULearn09 spotlight presentation, Dr Cheryl Doig explores some of the things that get in the way of change, and suggests some ways of moving people forward in their thinking.
Cheryl Doig, experienced educator and leader, explains the concept of 'Learning Walks'. These take place once a professional learning community has been established, and can lead to insightful observations, and rich conversations...
Dr Jan Robertson, Academic Consultant and formerly Director of the London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the Institute of Education, talks about her teaching and research which focuses on professional learning.
Young Children is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed professional journal published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
January 2005: Leadership in early childhood education
"There are many pathways to becoming...
The Leadership and management section of Teaching Expertise Online covers a range of "leadership skills and management functions" that help schools achieve a 'high-performance culture'.
Getting the best out of your early years team (April 2010)
The best ways to develop a team - as a "collective unit" with "individual roles".
Identifying your role within an early years team (Dec 2009)
The make-up of a team and the various roles...