Reflections on Educational Leadership – ACEL 2017

Educational leadership is critical to help systems across Australia meet the challenges faced by our current and future citizens. It is not merely the efforts of helping teachers be the best they can be in their craft, but it is the manner in which leaders interact with all across the organisation that helps sustain change efforts, ultimately helping to lift student outcomes. This is a summary of themes shared at the 2017 ACEL Conference – Respect the Past, Lead the Present, Shape the Future.

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The Power of Checklists

In its more rudimentary form, a checklist is a set of tasks or goals to achieve in a given period of time. But in his book, The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande explores how using a checklist with deliberate intent on a regular basis has much greater power than most people think is possible from an apparently simple artefact.

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