#SchoolOfThought

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#SchoolOfThoughtA Collection of Essays, Blog Posts and Random Thought Bubbles is Dan Haesler’s first book.

100% of the profits raised from the sale of #SchoolOfThought will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in order to support their work in remote communities around Australia.

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#SchoolOfThoughtA Collection of Essays, Blog Posts and Random Thought Bubbles is Dan Haesler’s first book.

100% of the profits raised from the sale of #SchoolOfThought will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in order to support their work in remote communities around Australia.

Whether it resonates, challenges or irritates, it is written not in the hope that readers will like it, rather they will think about it.

He says, “In my keynotes I go to great lengths to stress that whilst I might have expertise, it’s likely I haven’t met them, their staff, their students or their wider community. To be clear, I’m not the expert in their community. They are. So with that in mind, this collection of essays, blog-posts and thought-bubbles are offered by way of saying, ‘Here are some ideas, maybe a bit of research and opinions of other experts. How might you make them relevant in your context?'”

To attempt to create some sort of structure, the book is split into broad themes;

Wellbeing – with a focus on mental health, and societal attitudes towards it.

Engagement – the most over-used word in education.

Mindset – exploring the theory of Carol Dweck.

Techy-Stuff – blogs, social media and how we address technology in schools.

Etc. – stuff Dan likes but can’t categorise into one of the above themes.

#SchoolOfThought is aimed at anyone with an interest in education, young people or the future of learning.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.5 cm

1 review for #SchoolOfThought

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aaron Davis

    **Originally posted as a review on Amazon**

    Collected from his writing from the Sydney Morning Herald, The Drum, Generation Next and his blog, the ideas that Dan Haesler presents are not necessarily new, but this misses the point. Like the work of authors, such as George Couros, danah boyd and Clive Thompson, whose ideas began life in various blog posts, #SchoolOfThought offers a different way of viewing Haesler’s work, making new connections.

    #SchoolOfThought touches on topics ranging from mindsets, youth suicide, educational technology, digital footprints, future employment, engagement and positive psychology. It is the perfect book for anyone trying to address the question of wellbeing in (and out of) education. The reality though is that in education all teachers are teachers of wellbeing. It is not something to be merely left to that one person in the school who carries the title.

    Although many of the ideas are simply beginnings, this is intentional. The book is not a manual, a thorough guide providing step-by-step instructions to change, rather it is a provocation, the start of a conversation. As Haesler states: “Whether it resonates, challenges or irritates, I write not in the hope that readers will like what I write, rather they will think about what I write.” For in the end, you are the expert in your context.

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