Appreciation and leadership

“The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.” - Abraham Maslow As we all now, time changes fast. Society changes, society adapts. During the last decade, social scientists have started to debate more

2022-06-28T10:02:45+03:00June 6th, 2022|

Must teachers be facilitators?

Everybody is just a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that is is stupid. I think this quotation is directly related to the role of the facilitator which could be summarized as “to make something possible or easier”. It is

2022-06-28T09:59:00+03:00September 22nd, 2020|

Thoughts on ‘Demanding high’

When summarizing the article “Demand-High Teaching”, it struck me that the Bavarian learner-centred approach to teaching was in sharp contrast to that in the article which centres on learning. I assume I have become rather good at setting (entertaining) tasks, putting students into groups and creating puzzles. I always hope there will be some outcome

2022-06-28T10:00:46+03:00June 1st, 2020|

Teachers as modern time leaders

Have you ever heard about transformational leadership? It is about guiding through inspiration and enhancing followers' motivation, morale, and job performance through various mechanisms. In fact, it was the American scholar in leadership studies and organizational behaviour Bernard Morris Bass who developed his well-known theory from the original ideas of James MacGregor Burns.  Why should teachers care? Because

2022-03-02T21:20:12+02:00November 19th, 2019|
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