Barry Dunn

Barry Dunn

Barry Dunn believes that leadership should be open, honest and human. His mission is to shift school culture towards a collegiate environment for teachers and schools. It is this kind of environment which will allow supportive, innovative and reflective educational communities to flourish. Barry has his own blog about his educational ramblings, and is an avid reader of educational literature. He is passionate about pedagogical research, connected leadership and philosophical enquiry. When not thinking about education Barry is proud to be a family man and enjoys ultramarathons.

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Friday, 02 December 2016 11:00

A teacher's Christmas Carol

The winter season always puts me in a reflective mood. Musing the years past, present times and the future in a Dickensian fashion. There's six lessons I'd like to share from this year which mean a lot to me. Much like those three ghosts, the past, the present and the future has a lot to teach us too.

I really enjoy election season - the excitement, the stories, the debates and the whole theatre of politics. Then there are the election specials and the blow-by-blow analysis of which seats are going to which parties as the votes come in. The discussions with friends and colleagues as we dissect the results and speculate the impact it will have on us. Then the quality of comedy increases as we have a surge of post-election satire. The thing I enjoy the most is my vote; whether the party I vote for is successful or not it’s a chance to choose a party that best fits my ideals and values.

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