Category: Experienced Teachers

Posted by Marilyn Cole 12 months ago


In a school setting the tasks of management are usually thought of as the procedural and organisational tasks like timetabling, organising and running assemblies, publishing assessment schedules and reports, and the myriad of other tasks that together help a school run smoothly. Because schools are large organisations, management and leadership roles may be distributed and involve staff at many levels including administrative assistants.

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 12 months ago

'The heart of every leader must be humble, seeking the good of others and suspicious of one's own motives' James Plueddemann, Leading across cultures (Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p77).

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 13 months ago

It is almost impossible to manage the expectations of others unless our relationship with the Lord is vital and growing. It is in our relationship with God that we find the strength to see clearly, to differentiate from the emotions of others, and to gain the wisdom and insight to address problems (Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p.184).

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 13 months ago

Martin Seligman, the father of Positive Psychology, was one of the earliest researchers to study the characteristics that underpin flourishing. His book Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology, published in 2002, popularised his ideas about how to flourish. Before this, the focus of psychology had been to investigate disorder: why mental illness occurred and how to treat it. Because Dr Seligman believes that his research findings show that an individual can strengthen many of the aspects of behaviour and the virtues he showed to underpin resilience, he would answer YES to the question ‘do we have a choice?’

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 13 months ago

Educators are regularly reported as belonging to the one of the most stressful occupations. The effects of stress are leading to low teacher retention rates and a high prevalence of burnout. There has to be a better way! How can teachers set about reducing their feelings of burnout and improve motivation and work engagement?

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Posted by Gail Staples 13 months ago

The Richard Johnson lecture, an activity of the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX), was delivered on March 14th, 2018. The lecture series ‘seeks to highlight Christianity’s relevance to society and positively contribute to public discourse on key aspects of civil life’.

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 13 months ago

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is about four times more important than IQ in determining professional success (Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p.103). It affects the capacity for self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management (Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p.103). It is a combination of EQ self, EQ others and Cultural Intelligence (CQ).

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 13 months ago

‘Self-care is never a selfish act … it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. Anytime we listen to true self and give it the care it truly requires, we do so not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch’ (Palmer, P., Let Your Life Speak, quoted in Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p.55).

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Posted by George Glanville 3 years ago

Reading Tim Keller's Every Good Endeavour is enough to get you up in the morning with a spring in your step.

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Posted by Bryan Cowling 3 years ago

I have read a very helpful book titled History through the Eyes of Faith edited by Ronald A Wells, Professor of History at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and published...

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