Science Learning Through Dancehall: Revolutionary and Quite Possibly Swaggerific


In July 2016, the JN Foundation produced an exciting School Leadership Summit. It was one of the most lively two days one could imagine, with the tagline Join the Education Revolution! One of the revolutionaries who spoke at the conference was Dr. Christopher Emdin of Columbia University, a science advocate and founder of the #HipHopEd social media movement. Now, … More Science Learning Through Dancehall: Revolutionary and Quite Possibly Swaggerific

A Brush with Earl, Blaming “He” and Praying Away Crime: Jamaica, Tuesday, August 2, 2016


It’s August already, and I am writing this accompanied by quick bursts of rainfall and breeze (and a cup of Darjeeling tea). Tropical Storm Earl (which took a while to be named) is passing just to the south of us and getting up some steam for Honduras and Mexico. It has not inconvenienced too many … More A Brush with Earl, Blaming “He” and Praying Away Crime: Jamaica, Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The New School Year and Educational Leadership: Column by Jaevion Nelson


I spent two fascinating days last week at the JN Foundation School Leadership Summit in Kingston, with fellow bloggers Jaevion Nelson and Wayne Campbell. Jaevion writes a column in the Gleaner newspaper. I have reproduced his column here, and you can find it at http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/commentary/20160728/jaevion-nelson-new-school-year-and-education-leadership Renee Rattray, JN Foundation’s Director of Education, who heads their iLead program, has an … More The New School Year and Educational Leadership: Column by Jaevion Nelson

Collaborative Leadership in Education is the Way Forward: Guest Post by Wayne Campbell


Leadership is on the agenda, as the JN Foundation’s School Leadership Summit (July 25 and 26) approaches. Here’s an important and challenging perspective from fellow blogger and educator Wayne Campbell. That final quote has always resonated with me…It’s not who you are, it’s what you do that counts. So, time to shake off the cobwebs … More Collaborative Leadership in Education is the Way Forward: Guest Post by Wayne Campbell

A Revolution is Coming… An Education Revolution, That Is!


The JN Foundation is recruiting revolutionaries… education revolutionaries, that is. These fierce-looking rebels in camouflage are in fact school principals, who are campaigning in support of the Foundation’s iLead Project (read more at www.jnfoundation.com/ilead). It has been said many times that strong direction and focus are needed as a firm foundation for the education of our children … More A Revolution is Coming… An Education Revolution, That Is!