How can schools create a vibrant staff culture?

What a great read.

Pragmatic Education

“School leaders must never forget: nothing is more important than your people”

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo


The Goose and the Golden Eggs

Aesop’s fable

One day,a man found a glittering golden egg in his goose’s nest. At first, he thought it was a trick, but to his delight it turned out that it was pure gold. Every morning, he awakened to rush to the nest and find another golden egg. He became fabulously wealthy – and terribly impatient. Thinking to get all the gold at once, he killed the goose, and opened it to find nothing. There were no golden eggs inside – and now there was no way to get any more. He had destroyed the very thing that produced them.

Within this fable is a key principle of school effectiveness. Sustained excellence is a function of two things: what is produced (the golden eggs) and the capacity to…

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