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Change .. is a Personal Journey

Finding the Spheres of Influence


"Change depends on what teachers do and think. It's as simple and as complex as that." says Sarasan.

Yet, for teachers to change what they do and think, requires deep personal change, which is, at once, both a journey of one and a journey of with others. For, personal change is not sustained by the sheer energy and spirit of one. It depends on the influence of others; spheres of influence imprinting on our lives in subtle and dramatic ways.

This talk explores those spheres of influence in our personal journeys of change, looking at readings, school cultures, colleagues, mentors, and the children who have impacted on each of us, personally and professionally.