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The Benefits of Less Projects

The Benefits of Less Projects to your Leadership Career When you’re trying to move from the classroom into a leadership position, you take the opportunities that present themselves. No matter what they are.  It makes sense that we do this as aspiring leaders. Any experience in leadership is better than…

How to lead when you aren’t officially a leader

How to lead when you aren’t officially a leader Building your leadership capability is necessary to gain a promotional role at school but how do you lead when you don’t have the title? When you aren’t officially leading?   By embracing this learning phase of your career, you can create…

How To Sell Yourself In An Interview

How To Sell Yourself In An Interview Stop trying to ‘sell’ yourself during an interview.   I think the phrase ‘sell yourself’ needs to be removed from your vocabulary. The phrase brings up so many negative feelings. You don’t want to be a sleazy sales person who says anything to…

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Top Three Things To Prepare For Your Next Interview

Top Three Most Things To Prepare For Your Next Interview The interview room is yours. You are telling your stories, not bending to what you think they want to hear. Tell your stories. An interview is a chance for you to show case the best you.   The common thing…

Feedback is a gift two teachers providing feedback

Feedback is a GIFT

Feedback is a G.I.F.T. She was our school’s new Deputy Principal, and I was a relatively new Head of Department. This woman would become, and still is, an influential, unofficial mentor of mine. After the first week of working together, I knew that if I was ever to become a…

Aspiring Leader Leadership Experience Audit for Selection Critieria

Your first selection criteria, audit your teaching experiences

Before You Write Your First Selection Criteria, Audit Your Teaching Experiences As a seasoned teacher, you have a wealth of experiences you can draw on when starting to  think about writing your first selection criteria response. I always advice teachers to take the time to write a ‘draft’ copy of…