The Irish Times: On my list of “things I really miss as a retiree”, I think I can happily omit online discussion forums for principals. In theory, they offer school leaders the opportunity to network ideas on best practice and share the collective expertise of thousands of members.
Practice often saw this theory realised and we lesser souls were all the wiser for spending 20 minutes a day soaking up the advice of that better-read Solomon family who kept on giving.
Updated advice on touchscreen white-board technology, where to buy a decent flagpole or how to publish an enrolment policy without the prerequisite of senior council access - they were all but a click away. Read article