Weekly Newsletter | 1 May 2020

At Edleaders we're passionate about about bringing real value to those out there who are interested in the same things we are - and that anything that's relevant to current and future leadership of Education in Australia. We're all time poor - so to get started and as way of adding value for you - each week we're going to curate the 3 most interesting reads of the week. So lets get to this weeks reads:


The World Economic Forum thinks schools should be doubling down on 10 key skills. The question is are we capable of teaching them explicitly?

  • Cognitive flexibility - to switch between ways of thinking about a concept and the ability to think about multiple concepts simultaneously. Which subjects are you teaching this in?

  • Coordinate with others - slightly different to collaboration - does this happen in your classrooms in year 11 or 12?

  • Does your approach to service really prepare students for having a Service Orientation?

Check out the Inc article here:

https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/the-10-top-skills-that-will-land-you-high-paying-jobs-by-2020-according-to-world-economic-forum.html



Where does your culture at your school stem from - the Students, Staff, Leaders or the Board?

Leadership experts have long argued that culture starts at the top and Gary Martin discusses how an effective leadership group with a diverse skill set and a healthy respect for each other can positively influence the entire school.

https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/School-boards-not-for-the-faint-hearted


We all know how much it takes to manage rogue or toxic staff members, would the stats be the same if we understood more about potential employees before selecting?

  • Is a one hour interview really telling you what you need to know?

  • What data could you ask for rom experienced teachers to support their application?

  • When was the last time you got more than a token question from the interviewee at the end of an interview?

  • Talk us through how you would use a digital LMS to supplement your in class room teaching?

In this insightful article by Rod Kefford he discusses how you can learn a lot from the questions they ask you.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/job-interviews-two-way-street-rod-kefford/