Harry Potter and educational leadership

I recently wrote a guest post on Ken Wilson’s blog, about my days as an EFL teacher and how I knew somebody (a fellow ELT-er) who later came to be extremely famous.

Anyway, I thought I’d highlight it here and use it to segue neatly (or perhaps inelegantly) into a link to a great article I read last year about the differing educational leadership styles of Albus Dumbledore and Dolores Umbridge (even if you’ve never read Harry Potter and consequently have no idea who these people are, the article is still worth reading)

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If anybody would be willing to complete a very short survey on communication issues in your language teaching organisation, I’d be very happy 🙂


This is for a bit I’m doing on “Internal Communication in a web2.0 world – what do we need to bear in mind?” for the IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG Pre Conference Event on Wednesday April 7th in Harrogate.  For anyone who is interested the full programme of the day is as follows:

Technology and Innovation for Leaders and Managers

Nik Peachey:Technologies for teachers (what your teachers should be using/familiar with)
Arthur McKeown:New learning technologies for managers
Andy Hockley: Internal Communication in a web2.0 world – what do we need to bear in mind?
Maureen McGarvey: Managing online courses
Gavin Dudeney: Web 2.0 for Marketing

I will also, of course, post any findings and something from my talk on here as soon as possible!