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Jason & Mark: Enhancing the quality of conversations in educational communities

Panellists:
Mark McKergow
Jason Pascoe

In this discussion Mark and Jason will discuss the importance of having conversations that focus on the solution instead of the problem, and how solution talk is more productive and effective.
June 03, 2020 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Jason & Mark: Enhancing the quality of conversations in educational communities

Panellists: Mark McKergow
Jason Pascoe

In this discussion Mark and Jason will discuss the importance of having conversations that focus on the solution instead of the problem, and how solution talk is more productive and effective.

June 03, 2020 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Jennifer Abrams: Hard Conversations

Panellists:
Jennifer Abrams

As coaches we sometimes come up against situations where difficult topics must be addressed. What do we know about the best strategies for those moments? What questions should we be asking ourselves before we speak? In this chat, we will talk about coaching and how to be humane and growth-producing during challenging moments.
June 13, 2020 09:00am in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Jennifer Abrams: Hard Conversations

Panellists:
Jennifer Abrams

As coaches we sometimes come up against situations where difficult topics must be addressed. What do we know about the best strategies for those moments? What questions should we be asking ourselves before we speak? In this chat, we will talk about coaching and how to be humane and growth-producing during challenging moments. June 13, 2020 09:00am in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Educator Wellbeing with Dr Karen Edge

Panellists:
Dr Karen Edge

In this curious conversation, Dr Karen Edge will discuss how this global pandemic necessitates us to challenge underlying assumptions and to reframe wellbeing as a set of choices. We will talk about the importance of having work-life balance role models and ask how are you modelling a concern for your own and others’ wellbeing.

Educator Wellbeing with Dr Karen Edge

Panellists:
Dr Karen Edge

In this curious conversation, Dr Karen Edge will discuss how this global pandemic necessitates us to challenge underlying assumptions and to reframe wellbeing as a set of choices. We will talk about the importance of having work-life balance role models and ask how are you modelling a concern for your own and others’ wellbeing.

Resources

 

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Empowering Educators: A global conversation on professional learning

Panellists:
Prof. Pasi Sahlberg
Dr. Carol Campbell

In this curious conversation, Prof. Pasi Sahlberg, Dr. Carol Campbell and Andrea Stringer will discuss various global approaches to professional learning and how these can empower educators.

Empowering Educators: A global conversation on professional learning

Panellists: Prof. Pasi Sahlberg
Dr. Carol Campbell

In this conversation, Prof. Pasi Sahlberg, Dr. Carol Campbell and Andrea Stringer will discuss various global approaches to professional learning and how these can empower educators.

Resources - Prof. Pasi Sahlberg

 

Resources - Dr. Carol Campbell
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Teacher Leaders: A ‘Must-Have’

Panellists: Prof Alma Harris & Dr Lyn Sharratt

In this conversation, we will discuss how teacher leaders are identified and what are conditions necessary for success to occur. In addition, we will chat about the benefits of investing in teacher leaders and the high-impact strategies they use to work alongside teachers and leaders.

Teacher Leaders: A ‘Must-Have’

Panellists: Prof Alma Harris & Dr Lyn Sharratt

Teacher Leaders: A ‘Must-Have’

In this conversation, we will discuss how teacher leaders are identified and what are conditions necessary for success to occur. In addition, we will chat about the benefits of investing in teacher leaders and the high-impact strategies they use to work alongside teachers and leaders.

Dr. Alma Harris, FAcSS, FLSW,FRSA, is Deputy Head of School at the Swansea University School of Education. She is internationally known for her research and writing on school and system improvement. She is a consultant to the World Bank and is Past President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness She is currently an International Education Adviser to the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of Scotland.

Dr. Lyn Sharratt works tirelessly, focusing her time and efforts on increasing each student’s growth achievement by working alongside leaders and teachers, across the globe, to put FACES on their data, taking intentional action to make equity and excellence a reality for all students.

Resources: CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching, and Leading (Corwin, 2019) is her fifth book that reflects all of her work across the globe from 2009–2019
Website: www.lynsharratt.com

Website: http://almaharris.com/

 

Resources mentioned in webinar

Professor Alma Harris
Twitter @AlmaHarris1
School Leadership and Management Journal Editor: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cslm20/current
Article for webinar: Teacher Leadership & Educational Change. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13632434.2019.1574964
Books:
Alma Harris & Michelle S. Jones System Recall: Leading for Equity and Excellence in Education
Alma Harris & Michelle S. Jones Leading Futures: Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership
Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle & Alma Harris Uplifting Leadership
Alma Harris Distributed Leadership Matters

Dr Lyn Sharratt
Twitter @lynsharratt
Books:
CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching, and Leading (Corwin, 2019)

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Practitioner Enquiry

Panellist:
George Gilchrist

This conversation will focus on ‘Practitioner Enquiry’ and how to create conditions for success. We will talk about the process, the benefits and the role of school leaders and teachers.

Practitioner Enquiry

Panellist:
George Gilchrist

This conversation will focus on ‘Practitioner Enquiry’ and how to create conditions for success. We will talk about the process, the benefits and the role of school leaders and teachers.

George Gilchrist has over twenty-five years’ experience in the Scottish education, both as a teacher and a school leader. He stepped down from his last headship, of two primary schools in the Scottish Borders, in 2017. Since then he has spent his time continuing to write and comment on education and leadership issues. He is a fellow of the Scottish College of Educational Leadership and speaks regularly at education conferences and events. He writes for professional magazines and websites, including TESS, CollectiveED, BERA and Innovate My school, and Nexus. He has his own education blog at gg1952.blogspot.co.uk and Tweets as @GilchristGeorge. His book, ‘Practitioner Enquiry: professional development with Impact for Teachers, Schools and Systems’ was published in January 2018. His particular interests include leadership, system change and development, professional development and how these have impact for learners.

 

Resources:
George Gilchrist's twitter account - https://twitter.com/GilchristGeorge
Link to Practitioner Enquiry book
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The Importance of Trust

Panellists:
Dr Paul Browning
Margaret Barr

In this ‘Curious Conversation’, Paul and Margaret will first share their background and experiences, and then discuss the importance of trust, how it is built, and what it looks like.

The Importance of Trust

Panellists: Dr Paul Browning
Margaret Barr

In this ‘Curious Conversation’, Paul and Margaret will first share their background and experiences, and then discuss the importance of trust, how it is built, and what it looks like.

 

Dr Paul Browning is one of Australia’s truly distinguished educational leaders, best known for his work “Compelling Leadership”, leadership that is built on trust. He has been the ‘CEO’ of two large independent schools for over two decades, the current being one of the most innovative schools in the world. He is a sought after speaker at conferences, both for his expertise in leadership and organisational trust, and for his passion for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurialism.
Twitter handle @PaulDBrowning

Margaret Barr is Lead Associate (Scotland) for Growth Coaching International, working with educators as a coach, consultant, and facilitator of coaching training programmes. Please see uk.linkedin.com/in/margaretbarr Margaret is especially interested in the use of attentive conversations to support the wellbeing of educators and learners.
Twitter handle @MargaretBarr1

 

 

Dr Paul Browning suggested resources:
  • Trust in Schools: A Bryk and B Schneider These two academics, engaged by the Chicago Government in the early 1990s to study an educational reform act, stumbled across an unexpected finding. Schools with high levels of relational trust were more likely to see greater improvement in student outcomes. Trust improves student learning.
  • The Moral Molecule: P. Zak Zak is a neuroscientist and economist. He discovered the biochemistry of trust. Fascinating look at how the brain’s chemistry influences our willingness to trust (or not).
  • The Trust Factor: P. Zak Zak applies the neuroscience of trust to the corporate world. He shares the positive impacts that trust has on organisational performance and productivity.
  • Talking to Strangers: M Gladwell Really fascinating book. Our natural disposition, or default position is trust but we are actually terrible at picking liars. This book helped me get an insight into why paedophiles are masters of disguise. Gladwell relays several powerful examples of how spies, murderers and criminals have gone undetected for years, even in organisations like the CIA and the Pentagon.
  • Duped: T Levine This is a heavy book: the academic theory behind lying and deception. A powerful insight into the human condition and why we lie (and therefore, can be untrustworthy).
  • People of the Lie: M. S. Peck I loved Peck’s first book, “The Road Less Travelled”. A well-regarded psychiatrist, Peck shares his learnings about pain, suffering, people and the purpose in life. This book gives a deeper insight into the human condition. Are we inherently good or evil (trustworthy or not)?
  • The Good Life: H Mackay In this book Mackay addresses the question, “What is a life worth living?” Apart for all the other interesting insights into a worthy life, I learned a lot about the art and power of listening and empathy from Mackay. Listening is a key to building trust.
  • Humilitas: J Dickson Dickson is a theologian. In this book he traces the origins and true meaning of humility. The heart of trustworthiness is good character. The foundation of character (and real learning) is humility.


Margaret Barr suggested resources:
  • 'The Trusted Advisor', by David H. Maister, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford. (2000)
  • 'Time to Think', by Nancy Kline (1999)
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Mentoring & Coaching Through Induction

Panellist:
Dr. Trista Hollweck

Trista Hollweck is a pracademic who straddles the worlds of research,
policy and practice. She is a former teacher, vice-principal, school district
consultant, and now Project Director at Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC),
which is a global educational movement that advances equity, broad
excellence, inclusion, wellbeing, democracy, sustainability & human rights
in high quality, professionally run systems.

Mentoring & Coaching Through Induction

Panellists:
Dr. Trista Hollweck and Andrea Stringer

Trista Hollweck is a pracademic who straddles the worlds of research, policy and practice. She is a former teacher, vice-principal, school district consultant, and now Project Director at Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC), which is a global educational movement that advances equity, broad excellence, inclusion, wellbeing, democracy, sustainability & human rights in high quality, professionally run systems.

Resources mentioned
Hollweck, T. (2019). A Patchwork Quilt: A Qualitative Case Study Examining Mentoring, Coaching, and Teaching Induction in the Western Québec School Board. University of Ottawa, https://ruor.uottawa.ca/bitstream/10393/39919/8/Hollweck_Trista_2019_thesis.pdf
  1. Hollweck, T. (2019). ‘I Love this Stuff!’: A Canadian Case Study of Mentor-Coach Well-being. International Journal for Mentoring and Coaching in Education (IJMCE), 8(4), 325-344. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMCE-02-2019-0036
  2. Hollweck, T., Reimer, K., & Bouchard, K. (2019). A missing piece: Embedding restorative justice and relational pedagogy into the teacher education classroom. New Teacher Educator, 15(3), 246-267, DOI: 10.1080/1547688X.2019.1626678 Dr Hollweck’s website is www.teachingwithteachers.com
Articles by Andrea Stringer
Additional articles from Dr Trista Hollweck
  • Hollweck, T., Curry, A., Smith, K., Dubeau, M., & T. Kharayati. (2018). Prizes and Imperfections: Examining teacher evaluation within an induction program in Western Quebec. In M. L. Derrington & J. Brandon (Eds.), Differentiated Evaluation and Professional Learning: Policies and Practices that Promote Teacher Growth. New York: New York: Palgrave Publishing.
  • •Hollweck, T. (2017a). Threading the Needle: Examining the Mentoring and Coaching Fellowship of the Western Quebec School Board. In B. Kutsyuruba & K.D. Walker (Eds.), The bliss and blisters of early career teaching: A pan-Canadian perspective (pp. 205-226). Burlington, ON: Word & Deed Publishing.
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Taking a kaleidoscopic view of England's coaching in education


Panellists:
Professor Rachel Lofthouse, Professor of Teacher Education in the Carnegie School of Education
Rose Blackman Hegan, GCI Managing Consultant UK

Description of topic:
A reflective conversation based on experiences of practising, developing & researching coaching in England

Taking a kaleidoscopic view of England's coaching in education

Rachel Lofthouse is Professor of Teacher Education in the Carnegie School of Ed, Leeds Beckett University. She is Director of ‘CollectivEd: The Centre for Mentoring, Coaching and Professional Learning’. CollectivED is a network of teachers and other professionals, academics & students as local, national & international friends, partners and practitioners. A former secondary teacher & middle leader, Rachel was also a teacher educator & researcher at Newcastle University. Her research relates to creating opportunities for teachers to experience success through professional learning.

Rose Blackman Hegan has spent the majority of her professional life working in education and has experience in leadership and organisational development, as a well as coach, consultant and trainer. Formerly a secondary school headteacher, and most recently as a Director for a large educational charity in the UK leading on strategic design and delivery of leadership development programmes.

Panellists:

Professor Rachel Lofthouse, Professor of Teacher Education in the Carnegie School of Education

Rose Blackman Hegan, GCI Managing Consultant UK

 

Description of topic:

A reflective conversation based on experiences of practising, developing & researching coaching in England

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Exploring the Conversational Continuum: Facilitative, Dialogic and Directive Interactions

Panellists: Chris Munro, Managing Director GCI and Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Executive Director GCI

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The Last 10 Years in Coaching in Education

Panellists: Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Dr Jim Knight Topic: What we have learned about coaching in education over the last ten years
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