23/01/2020

Rebel... Rebel

 

Ah, the Wall of Sound.

 

Love it... and those 60s Girls Groups like The Crystals and The Ronettes,  associated with revolutionary record producer Phil Spector.

 

Spector was of course a genuine innovator, a maverick... a rebel.

 

Which seamlessly leads me on to...

 

Syed Rebel

 

I really enjoyed this book. It resonated. I’ve referenced Matthew’s Syed’s works in a previous blog...

 

www.parkhouseschool.org/Blog/the-greatest.aspx

 

In this latest book, he emphasises the importance of diversity in organisational thinking and planning: where people from different backgrounds come together in teams without hierarchies or constraints, genuine creativity and innovation can occur. New perspectives begin to emerge.

 

And so it struck me, in reflecting on our most innovative work in school, over the last two decades, that it has indeed been based on diverse thinking. Rebel ideas.

 

It’s work that brings colleagues from different disciplines together, breaking down subject silos....

 

Like all our thematic learning around the seven Olympic and Paralympic Values...

 

School Corridor

 

Or the concept of a Wellness curriculum... and indeed Wellness Centre...

 

And also young people, vertically grouped, in different age group teams discussing ideas for positive change at our Student Learning Conference...

 

Student Learning

 

Its an approach that energises and enthuses us all. Staff and students, alike.

 

Appropriately, then, let’s sign this one off with another innovator; another consummate rebel...

 

 

 

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