Coffee and Leadership

Coffee and Leadership

Some of my friends affectionately call me a coffee snob! I am always trying to justify my specialist and refined taste in the finer things in life! They just don’t understand…….. It is all about leadership! Greg Parry (Advertisement for Perk Coffee)...
Assessment in the Nordic Baccalaureate

Assessment in the Nordic Baccalaureate

Assessment is the purposeful and systematic process of collecting evidence of students’ learning. It helps teachers and students identify learners’ strength and areas that need improvement, it indicates students’ mastery of the Nordic Baccalaureate standards and...
Consensus Decision Making Models

Consensus Decision Making Models

I have never been a big fan of traditional voting on complex and important decisions. The outcomes of a yes/no vote rarely represent true consensus. When we are serious about leading a healthy and principled organisation and we genuinely want to move things forward it...
QUEST in the Nordic Baccalaureate

QUEST in the Nordic Baccalaureate

A Quest is an interdisciplinary unit of learning within the Nordic Baccalaureate curriculum that links content from several subjects through investigations of big ideas, current events and social issues. The learning process takes place during a quest and is called...
7 Core Competencies of the Nordic Baccalaureate

7 Core Competencies of the Nordic Baccalaureate

The following 7 core competencies were identified by the Finnish National Core Curriculum based on consultations with educational researchers, government agencies and business leaders. They are also central to the Nordic Baccalaureate continuum of learning and are a...