May Blog: What Really Matters?

One question that I always enjoyed asking at a recruitment interview was: “What is more important: teaching or learning?” In 99.9% of the responses provided, teaching was the assured answer. I would then argue that learning was more important as poor teaching may not result in learning taking place, except for the possible dislike of […]
April 21, 2024

April Blog: Leadership Judgement

Leaders need many qualities, but underlying them all is good judgment. Those with ambition but no judgment run out of money. Those with charisma but no judgment lead their followers in the wrong direction. Those with passion but no judgment hurl themselves down the wrong paths. Those with drive but no judgment get up very […]
March 29, 2024

March Blog: Personalised Learning and Missed Opportunities

If you have read The Teaching Guarantee: Every Day is Different, you will know I am passionate about personalised learning, the opportunities for technology to enhance it, and my disappointment with the missed opportunity that schools had to maximise personalised learning during COVID-closures. AI experts promote two big benefits of AI in schools: its impact […]
March 1, 2024

February Blog: An AI Perspective

Out of curiosity, I asked AI what were the key points from The Teaching Guarantee: Every Day is Different? The response was: The importance of individualised teaching. Creating engaging learning environments Building positive relationships Continuous professional development Reflective teaching. Overall, TG emphasises the need for teachers to be flexible, adaptive and student-centred in their approach […]
February 1, 2024

January Blog: To The Future

Happy New Year! May you enjoy peace, love, happiness and more in 2024. A new year generally has many people thinking about new goals and looking at the possible trends for the coming 12 months. Each should go hand in hand, although goals are usually personal while trends are generally intrapersonal. What are some likely […]
January 4, 2024

December Blog: Practice Beats Theory

“Wow! Just loving your book! A very easy read packed with great ideas and an insight into your teaching experiences over 50 years! Just brilliant. Great memories pop up as well when you talk about some of your experiences, then I am amazed at what you also experienced”. (Cath) “What an accomplishment! Completing the 50 […]
December 1, 2023

November Blog: Author Interview

Author Interview – Ken Darvall  (Literary Titan) Constantly Challenge Yourself   The Teaching Guarantee is a collection of lessons learned over 50 years of working in the school system, starting as a teacher, moving into administration, and becoming a principal. Why was this an important book for you to write? Experience is a wonderful thing! During […]
October 31, 2023

October Blog: Press Release

Discover Insights and Innovations in the World of Education in Dr. Ken Darvall’s New Book “The Teaching Guarantee” Dr. Ken Darvall, with 50 years of global educational leadership experience, unveils his informative book, “The Teaching Guarantee: Every Day is Different.” An essential guide for educators and school leaders, it offers profound insights into school education […]
September 30, 2023

September Blog: The Teaching Guarantee is Here!

It’s time to launch, The Teaching Guarantee: Every Day is Different. I’m excited for three reasons: The book marks my 50 years in school education. There are plenty of clues for teachers and (future) school leaders to enjoy success in their schools. The book is an acknowledgement to the staff, students, parents, schools and communities […]
September 8, 2023
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