One of the pre-readings for the programme this week is ‘Creating Confidence’ by Tom Kelley and David Kelley. This short video is a good introduction to some of these ideas. At a time where standardised assessments (largely focussed upon testing narrowness in reading, writing and mathematics) I wonder how we can create a school culture where students and teachers show growth in creative confidence?
For the next two weeks I will have the privilege to participate in the Klingenstein Heads programme here at Columbia University NYC. Although it is widely acknowledged that a major part of being a successful head is staying on top of educational research and educational innovations; it is very rare in a normal working week that we are afforded the time to do so. Over the course of the next two weeks I will aim to use this blog as a way of sharing my reflections from this particular learning journey. In preparation for the next weeks participants have been asked to undertake pre-reading. I wonder how many participants have been doing this reading during their journey to NYC? I wonder how how many school heads manage to read and reflect on a weekly basis in comparison with those who squeeze this work into holidays, evenings and time spent travelling? Anyway, after a fantastic American breakfast I am ready to learn.