Awaken the Giants

It is increasingly been advocated that teachers should take a more active leadership role in schools.  This call comes from several quarters.  First, there is a consensus among practitioners and researchers that schools have become too complex to be led by the principal alone especially when it comes to instructional and curricular matters.  Principals, withContinue reading “Awaken the Giants”

Ever wondered… why do people like to vent online?

When going to online review sites, you often notice some reviews raging wildly about how bad the product is, the service, just about anything… Have you ever wondered why do people love to vent online? Electronic “venting” behaviour is well known, and so are the concerns and potential consequences. Yet, while there is much discussionContinue reading “Ever wondered… why do people like to vent online?”

:: Dialogue with a Librarian Series ::

“How do we ensure equitable access?” Helen Thomas, Associate University Librarian at the University of Canterbury. Her main focuses are the delivery of research services and leadership in the acquisition and discovery of digital and print content. Hailing all the way from the Land of the Kiwi, Helen Thomas is the Associate University Librarian atContinue reading “:: Dialogue with a Librarian Series ::”

The vital art of questioning your assumptions

Assumptions are those things we take for granted: whatever we don’t explicitly spell out, but that our thinking relies upon. They’re also extremely important. Indeed, it’s the existence of shared assumptions that makes communication (and much else) possible. As I write these words, I’m assuming they mean approximately the same thing to you as theyContinue reading “The vital art of questioning your assumptions”

:: Dialogue with a Librarian Series ::

“My collegues inspire me everyday“ Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian and Chief Scholarly Information Officer of Australian National University (ANU). Responsible for ANU libraries, archives, press, records, privacy, copyright and digital scholarship. Librarians are an integral part of campus life, be it online or offline. They are both the gatekeepers and signposts to knowledge and theirContinue reading “:: Dialogue with a Librarian Series ::”