Category: Teachers’ perspective

Real organization chart

A Short Note on Hierarchy – and why we’re leaving it

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  Richard Buckminster Fuller In my most favourite book Reinventing Organizations; which started my Journey for Teal School you find the above Buckminster Fuller quote on page 1. So with those words we are…
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Evolutionary purpose – follow the curiosity, follow the needs

I have often found myself in front of my class getting that feeling; the children are curious in something but the curriculum – the prescribed learning, predicted and controlled – is telling me to stick to the rigid path. First do A and then do B.  I’m torn. Sometimes as teachers we go off the…
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From hierarchy to Holacracy

Holacracy for schools

Last week we wrote an article about Holacracy, which you can read here. But what would adopting Holacracy mean for a school in particular? A school adopting Holacracy as a structural system within which organisations get things done I believe will find itself relieved of the many, many tensions it experiences in all its structural…
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Team

The importance of Teacher Wellness

Teacher Wellness is born out of the question Why? As a teacher I celebrate the profession and I am a very proud member of it too, but I also mourn it. Teachers are many professions rolled into one, for years now teachers have had access to and been part of constant curriculum change – sometimes…
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Time is on our side in a teal school

Time is on our side

An overwhelming issue we see in schools is there is not enough time. Teachers say it, managers say it. We hear excuses such as ‘Time is against us’ or ‘If only we had more time’. It has almost become the go-to excuse and a way of not digging deeper into the problem, but an excuse…
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