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Herzog’s Aguirre: Lessons Learned for Transformational Leadership in Inclusion

Last night, I had the delight of watching Herzog's Aguirre again. However this time, rather than simply following Kinski's wonderful portrayal of the errant Spanish Conquistador on a doomed search for El Dorado, I listened to Werner Herzog's commentary. The anecdotes of how he threatened to shoot his leading man if he didn't return to… Continue reading Herzog’s Aguirre: Lessons Learned for Transformational Leadership in Inclusion

Inclusion · Leadership · Philosophy

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus: Lessons for Level 5 Leaders in Inclusion

It was a delight last week to watch a performance of Shakespeare's Coriolanus. Compared to his other tragedies, I always feel it sits somewhat awkwardly in the canon. Coriolanus is not brought down by madness like Macbeth, or innocence like Romeo, or the machinations of his servant like Othello. Indeed, if anything were to be… Continue reading Shakespeare’s Coriolanus: Lessons for Level 5 Leaders in Inclusion

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Modern Prometheuses: Reading Classics with Gifted Students

When we consider Prometheus, the titan who created mankind only to be eternally punished for his benevolence towards us, it seems easy to see how Shelley might consider Dr. Frankenstein a Modern version. Both have given animation to the inanimate matter before them, and both suffered for their labours. However, the clear intimation of difference… Continue reading Modern Prometheuses: Reading Classics with Gifted Students

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Genius Hour: The Roller coaster ride that is both MAGT Creativity & EAL Literacy

Welcome to the first official 'blog' post of Matthew E. Lee. No doubt you've heard of Golden Hour under some guise - a reward hour where students who have earned the opportunity by jumping through some behavioral hoops can enjoy being entertained whilst some of their peers who were less-positive about toeing the line that… Continue reading Genius Hour: The Roller coaster ride that is both MAGT Creativity & EAL Literacy