LEADING LIGHTS Issue 1 | 2022
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This edition of Leading Lights sums up the work of the National Council over the last few months.
Over many years, NZEALS conferences have given opportunity for leaders to share their insights and work through leadership issues together, as well as hearing inspirational keynote and breakout group speakers.
I was asked recently why te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi were so important to us at Think e-Learning. My long and winding response was hardly an elevator pitch, so after some reflection, I wanted to collate my thoughts regarding this hugely important kaupapa and share my journey so far.
The Hautūtanga Leadership Framework can be as simple or complex as meets the needs of the students, kura or community. Kura can incorporate the framework using their narrative and history to inspire their students. Practically, the framework enables students and educators to jointly design the process to best meet their needs.
The first series in the leadership forums focused on Middle Leadership as NZEALS set out to encourage, support and grow those aspiring to lead in schools and centres. The series of three online forums was faciliated by Sandra Jenkins, Jeremy Kedian and Dr. Anne Malcolm and created a platform for rich conversations between particpants with...
Heoi anō tāku he tuku mana, Kia parahia te huanui ki te mana taurite Lifting others is the path to equity
The conversation in education is changing and needs to, as we renegotiate and reimagine learning and leading into the future. The challenge is to have ALL stakeholders in the conversation as we make sense of competing perspectives and worldviews. Jackson & Waldman (2011) state “conversation is the fundamental unit of change. If you change the...
Fullan, in acknowledging the challenges of recent years and the depleting of educators’ energy, puts education and learning at a crossroads. In his view things could go down a wrong path (because there is a vacuum to be filled) or things could rebound, be transformative and really deepen the learning for future generations.