Kuwait - March 2011

Early in March we head to Kuwait for two weeks to work with a group of Headteachers on a Management Development Programme. This is a return visit, following an initial training programme back in 2007.

| 21st February 2011, 17:01:02 | Posted by Rosemary Taylor

Getting the facts....right??

We have recently returned from a school in Portugal, where we had the same conversation we had with teachers in a school in Bucharest just before Christmas, which was the same conversation we had with teachers in a school in Madrid in October….and it’s a conversation I guess we will go on having with teachers around the world from Mumbai to Milton Keynes, from Kuwait to Keighley, only the accents change…
There’s a conundrum. Children want to learn (trust me, they do) and teachers want to teach – and sometimes, but only rarely, the two coincide. Teachers are teaching, but are the children learning? How can you tell? Does it matter? Actually, yes, it does, because as Bob Dylan told us all those years ago, the times they are a-changing…
My grandmother went to school to get information because that’s where the information lived. It was in the books, it was inside the teacher’s head and she needed to go there to get the information because that’s how you learned.
Fast forward a generation. My mother also had to go to school to get the information from the teacher, stored in the only portable memory she had, which was inside her own head, and take it with her, because that was how i...

| 7th January 2011, 20:30:50 | Posted by Rosemary Taylor

Wise Words...

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

The words of Leonard Cohen, in one of his more enlightened moments….

Here at Key Issues we firmly believe that we add value in everything that we do. Call us if we can help let a little extra light into your organisation….

We are currently preparing for a return visit to Bucharest early in December and our work takes us to Portugal early in the New Year. In the meantime, all good wishes to friends and clients, old and new, for a happy and restful time during the festive season……. and wishing us all an enlightened 2011.

| 22nd November 2010, 17:17:09 | Posted by Rosemary Taylor

Madrid and back....

Recently returned from a very successful COBIS conference at King’s College in Madrid and now heading for Egypt….more news later

| 3rd November 2010, 12:10:56 | Posted by Rosemary Taylor

'21st Century Girls' - our top selling course

“More savvy yet more vulnerable than ever…”

  • Girls are dealing with more sophisticated issues than ever before and are doing so with less adult contact and guidance than ever before
  • One in four girls shows signs of depression
  • Girls struggle to identify suitable role models
  • Girls are five times less likely to receive attention from a teacher
  • Girls from 12 to 15 have the worst nutrition of any age group
  • Self-harm and eating disorders are increasingly common
  • New technology has brought a whole new range of opportunities for cyber-bullying

Looked at from one perspective, it would appear that girls have it all today. From an early age they tend to have ‘school brains’ that enable them to experience success in a school setting. Developmentally they are more emotionally literate, verbally expressive and socially confident than boys. Girls have access to sports and educational programmes that were once for boys only and in many other ways their lives today are enhanced by a freedom of choice and aspirations. At the same time, anyone living or working with girls knows that there is a darker side to growing up female…..

| 10th August 2010, 09:49:35 | Posted by Rosemary Taylor

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