Linda Gottfredson

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Differences and similarities  

2017-08-21T21:47:56+00:00

To deny that people differ from each other is patently ridiculous. We are all unique and our uniqueness is endlessly fascinating. Our physical differences are readily apparent; some of us are taller, heavier, stronger, paler, hairier and more appealing to look upon than others. No one denies these differences; to do so would be to deny the evidence of our own eyes. We also know that people’s personality and character vary enormously – some people we are drawn to, others we instinctively dislike. We know too that not everyone has the same intellectual capability. Schools divide children into ability groups and [...]

Differences and similarities  2017-08-21T21:47:56+00:00

One more thing I want from school leaders

2016-06-30T23:22:40+00:00

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. Goethe A few weeks back I wrote this post laying out my wishlist for the 'perfect' school leader. Since then, one startling omission has become clear. I addition to wanting school leaders to be humble, loving, determined, focussed and possessing of vision I also want them to be clever. Too many people are, for a variety of reasons (but probably the biggest is confidence,) promoted above their ability. This results in the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is the finding that the poorest performers are the least aware of [...]

One more thing I want from school leaders2016-06-30T23:22:40+00:00