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Creating room for change

// July 28th, 2014 // No Comments » // Teaching & learning

I’ve been thinking a lot about what helps create positive conditions for change. Having just had the opportunity to facilitate an online course on Coaching Innovation provided rewarding opportunities to reflect with others about change and how to support teachers in their complex job. I keep coming back to why change is so hard, and […]

What ‘Thinking Collaborative’-ly taught me

// April 26th, 2014 // No Comments » // Teaching & learning

Is there such a thing as ‘Organizational Intelligence’? ‘Resilience’: who has it and how do I get some? ‘Non verbal Elegance’….um, what the heck is that? Attending the Thinking Collaborative Global Conference in KL a few weekends ago was a chance to learn about, see modeled, and dig into some of the research underlying ‘how […]

The art of empathy

// March 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Main stage, Teaching & learning

ASIJ has been working with the NoTosh team this year on gaining and understanding of the design thinking process and trying it out in aspects of our teaching practice. I have been really interested in learning about how to develop in students a mindset of a ‘problem finder’ and how empathy fits into that. In […]

Edcamp Tokyo

// March 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Main stage, Teaching & learning, Technology

Edcamp Tokyo (held at YIS last Saturday) was a most rewarding day of conversation on inspirational topics proposed on the day but the 40+ teachers and administers who showed up. Having time, space and  interesting people who are open to sharing ideas, questions and resources made the event hit a sweet spot for me. My […]

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