How can we improve our schools?



20 or so essays on strategic thinking.


Purpose: what we do in schools and why

Problems to solve: 5 opportunities

Overstretch: how to say no

Where to get to

Pitfalls from 2,500 years of history

Strategy: 12 concepts

Blind spots: know the school

Flaws in School Improvement Plans



Upstream thinking

A school improvement plan

Implementation: 24 questions


Rethinking orthodoxies

Battling dogmas

Athena’s dreams

Leading schools: 7 habits

Thinking traps


I also try to find the best bets for schools in psychology, teaching, for staff, students, and as timesavers.