And no, I don’t mean something to do with NASA. I’m referring to a widely-known concept explored recently by a visiting speaker at my school, Dr. Katia Moritz, in a presentation to parents. Dr. Moritz held up a mirror to a great many parenting behaviors which, judging by the number of nods in the audience, […]Read more "“Failure to Launch…”"
Have you come across the statement that “65% of future jobs have not yet been invented”? I’ve heard it quoted as 60%, 70%, even 85%, but the essence is still the same. Some authority out there has categorically discovered what the future of work will look like. It’s something that has been doing the rounds […]Read more "65% of Future Jobs? I Don’t Buy It…."
This was the week when it all flooded out like a fetid river of corrupt privilege. Story after story, example after example: an avalanche of unethical behaviors, tales of corruption, bribery and falsehoods. This was the week when publications like the New York Times and The Washington Post, broke the story of elite college admissions scandal […]Read more "The Corruption of Dreams"
In his highly influential business book ‘Good to Great‘, Jim Collins encourages us to “Confront the brutal facts” if we want to be truly great at something. In terms of school, not every student can become great at everything, but one thing they can all be great at, is actually one of the most important […]Read more "“Showing Up is 80% of life”"
I was recently in a conversation with some parents who found themselves reminiscing about moments from their childhood. Small moments or large incidents decades ago, that somehow still occupy a powerful place in their lives. Experiences survived and maybe lessons learnt but not looked for as children, that continue to impact them as adults. I […]Read more "Memories of Childhood Past…"
The US politician Harvey Milk’s call for equality for the LGBT community – and all minority communities – still resonates more than 40 years after his death. In my career throughout that period, a time that has been spent in schools on different continents and in communities from different religious traditions, I have seen the […]Read more "“It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual”"
When Hamlet says that “there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” he isn’t too wide of the mark. We can think ourselves into all sorts of nonsense if we work hard enough. There are still Flat Earthers, people who think global warming is a myth, and that JFK was killed by […]Read more "The Earth is Flat, Kissing Makes You Pregnant, and Everything on WhatsApp is 100% True…"