Comments are short reflective essays, where practitioners reflect from a systemic point of view on themes that occur in their educational practice.


Starting SchoolStarting School – A Major Transition
How can we as teachers and parents ensure the very best start for our children? A head teacher reflects on how a systemic perspective has brought her a greater understanding of the demands that a young child faces when transitioning from the family system to the school system.




New BeginningsNew Beginnings
In a funny, sensitive essay a head teacher reflects on the possibility of fresh beginnings that each new term brings.





Gangs and CultureGangs and Teenage Culture
A head teacher reflects on the strange and complicated transition of teenagerhood.





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