Category: Teal

From ego to eco system thinking

Educational Futures

How might we build our capacity to both imagine and create futures that are the futures that we really want to see coming about Keri Facer Professor of Educational & Social Futures Our conceptualization of how the world works and our narrative about the future sets the direction for the development of society. At present,…
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Like a boss

Who is accountable?

“Surely there must be someone that is held accountable if the team’s result isn’t satisfactory?” “Everybody’s responsibility is nobody’s responsibility”. “I like to be able to send complaining parents to the principal instead of having to deal with them myself.” “Who should I call in a team when there’s no boss?” “How do I know…
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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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The brighter future is in the hands of Wholeness

“It is about people. Connecting deeply to each other, to themselves and to the system. From seeing the system as something that is out there, something they´re doing to us, towards seeing yourself as being part of the system” /Otto Scharmer, talk about U Theory, Wisdom 2.0 The month of October is coming to an…
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The three brains and a whole system approach

“Our current knowledge is that we have three brains: there is of course the massive brain in our head; then there is a small brain in our heart, and another in our gut. The last two are comparatively much smaller but they are fully autonomous nervous systems nonetheless”, Frédéric Laloux writes in his book Reinventing…
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Wholeness

As Teal School has wholeness on our minds for this month, I found myself rewatching Brené Brown’s talk on Vulnerability (find it on Netflix). Showing up whole and playing full out means we make ourselves vulnerable in front of others. The list on the right in the picture shows what happens when we share our…
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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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School corridor

Conscious Learning, Conscious Education, a Teal School

Waking up to what we engage in everyday as leaders, managers, teachers, parents and students. It is so vital in our world today that we demand conscious learning, and a much more conscious education. Conscious learning sets its goals on teaching that awakens the mind, teaching which truly honours the human self and seeks to…
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