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Learning blogging from others

20th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 20 Improving blog writing skills, for me, is not only about the “just do it” philosophy. It’s about research. Since I started blogging I’ve been interested in other people’s blogs … how often they…

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28 Day Blog Challenge Review – Part 3

19th February 2011

Welcome to Day 19 of my 28 Day Blog Challenge, and my third ‘Saturday goal review’ The pattern for posting this week has generally been to write the blog on the day of posting. Although still happy with posts I’m…

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Coaching for Kids – Part 3

18th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 18 In parts 1 and 2 I discussed setting and exploring children’s targets from a coaching perspective. For Part 3 I turn my attention to monitoring those targets, and do so through a case…

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Say "no" and be respected for it

17th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 17 Sometimes it’s hard to say “no”. We may want to, and feel we have a right to, yet we still find ourselves saying “yes” or “OK” and taking on the associated pressures as…

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Quitting isn’t an option

16th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 16 Having entered the second half of my 28 Day blog challenge life seems to have thrown me a couple of curve balls, things I wasn’t expecting, causing the daily output of posts to be more…

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Change is all about selling and empathy

15th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 15 Change is a fairly constant factor in schools, whether it comes from government level, the local authority or within the school itself. In addition to change which is mandatory, school leaders face choices…

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A Senior Leadership Team or a Senior Management Team?

14th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 14 I have recently been working with staff in schools who have used both terms Senior Management Team (SMT) & Senior Leadership Team (SLT) interchangeably to describe their senior team of staff. So which…

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Make time for the golf balls

13th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 13 This weekend I’ve made a conscious effort to spend quality time with family/friends and give myself a break from the usual routine. I believe it’s important to get the balance right between routine,…

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28 Day Blog Challenge Review – Part 2

12th February 2011

Welcome to Day 12 of my 28 Day Blog Challenge, and my second ‘Saturday goal review’   Interesting things have happened during the second week … My pattern for preparing posts this week has become to write them the previous…

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It’s a habit – I can’t help it!

11th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 11 Do you have habits that you don’t like? Do you repeatedly do the same things and ask yourself why? Yesterday I set unrealistic expectations of myself and didn’t manage to achieve everything. In…

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