I recently saw a post in a Facebook group that got me thinking. In preparation for an interview, the teacher asked how she should answer this common interview question: what is your greatest weakness? She referred to it as “the dreaded question”. She had many replies from colleagues around the world. Here is a sample:… Continue reading The dreaded interview question
This week, I attended a two-day workshop about coaching and leadership, led by Jan Alen of Growth Coaching International. I went into the training knowing very little about coaching and I had no experience of coaching or being coached. I’m very new to this so it’s by no means expert advice. I just want to… Continue reading Beginning coaching
Last summer, I published a post titled My aims for next year. A year later, it’s pleasing and satisfying to revisit that post, knowing that I achieved these aims. Admittedly, some were achieved to a greater extent than others, but I can confidently state that I have made progress with all of them. That post did… Continue reading My aims for next year (2017/18)
That’s it! It’s all over! Another academic year has drawn to a close. What an unbelievably fast year it has been! I love working in a big school for many reasons, but the high number of teachers means that there will inevitably be sad goodbyes at the end of each year. This, unfortunately, includes Danielle… Continue reading Always be a risk-taker!
Ross Dawson is the Primary Principal at Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA), a bilingual IB World School in Hong Kong. Ross has lived in Hong Kong for over twenty years and has returned to VSA this year after studying Psychology of Coaching in Sydney, Australia, and running his own educational consultancy and coaching business. Ross has… Continue reading Guest post: Four big words for quality relationships (by Ross Dawson)