Why we collaborate and why must continue to.

It’s late in the year.  So let’s make today’s message short, simple and easy to take meaning from.

A little weariness at this time of year is something you can be forgiven for.  At these times, we can retreat somewhat into ourselves.  I just need to get MY reports done.  I just need to complete MY end of year speech.  I hope MY students didn’t mess up their exams.

Weariness tends to drag us away from the determined collaborative focus that we had early in the year.  But we should always remember that the truly great achievements are accomplished together.  And the joyful celebrations of these achievements are multiplied by each person you achieve them with.

I didn’t think I’d hear a better version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” than that of Rufus Wainwright.  That was, until he did it with a team.  Watch below at what happens when Wainwright shares his song with 1500 other singers.  It’s stunning.

 

Whatever you’ve done in 2016, you’ve done it together.  You deserve a big collective round of applause for it too.  Just like the 1500 folk in that warehouse.

Well done.  Rest up ahead of tackling another important school year … together.

Free WEBINAR – The Stress Free School

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Teacher performance is at the core of every school’s and system’s improvement agenda. And when we look at alarming statistics telling us that 30-50% of our teachers are leaving the profession within 5 years of commencing their careers – it’s clearly time that we looked at why?

This honest and practical webinar is designed for School/System Leaders and Teachers to get a handle on the three things that are most significantly stressing our teachers:

  1. Student Behaviour
  2. Workload
  3. Issues with Parents

But more important than just knowing these issues (after all – you can know them just by reading this summary!) this webinar is all about ROI – Return On Investment. We want you to have at your disposable the simple and practical tactics you can deploy in each of these spaces that provide the best “bang for your buck” in terms of time, effort and resource.

This webinar is about School Culture – and creating one in 2017 that gives your staff, your students, your community and your programs the chance to flourish.

The Stress Free School is NOT a whimsical and idealistic pipedream. The investment of one hour of your time this January is all you need do to make inroads on this appealing reality. As Gough Whitlam said “It’s time”.

This Real Schools Webinar is aimed at School Leaders, Administrators and Teachers of all phases of learning.