Welcome to Derek’s blog. I like to use this space to share thoughts and record my reflections as things occur to me. Feel free to browse the posts and add your feedback in the comments section where appropriate. I always appreciate receiving feedback from readers as it helps develop my own thinking and reflection.

Recent Posts

Don’t look up!

“At this exact moment I say we sit tight and assess.” Meryl Streep in ‘Don’t Look Up’ One of the things that being laid low with COVID does is provide the opportunity to catch up with watching a few movies or TV series. For me, it was an opportunity to watch the film Don’t Look … Continue reading Don’t look up!

Feet of Clay

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history… The crisis is exacerbating pre-existing education disparities by reducing the opportunities for many of the most vulnerable children, youth, and adults…. On the other hand, this crisis has stimulated innovation within the education sector”. UN Policy Brief August 2020 Many of us … Continue reading Feet of Clay

Leading in uncertainty

“It is the absolute duty of educators to look forward in an informed and balanced way to a future very different from the past; one that, though they may not themselves experience it fully, their students undoubtedly will.” Valerie Hannon and Anthony McKay, 2021 in Five Signposts for the Future of Educational Leadership I received … Continue reading Leading in uncertainty

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This blog has been operating since 2004 and has a significant number of articles and thought pieces available. It has been shifted around several times in recent years, and some of the earlier posts may have lost the link to images associated with them. If you come across one that is of particular interest to you please feel free to contact me and ask to see if I might be able to locate the image you want.