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How Fascinating !

As part of the week long induction process for my new school (post about this to come soon) we were shown the following video from Ben Zander; the conductor for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.

During his talk, I took away the following points:

  • You can not learn anything without making a mistake.
    Mistakes can be fascinating and need to be celebrated as much as success.


  • A vision has to be for everyone. A vision is not a goal.
    Zander says that “Everyone love clasical music; they just haven’t found out about it .” Does this then mean that every child can be successful, they just haven’t worked out how ? 


  •  The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound.
    “He depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful.” What does this mean then for teachers ? What does this mean for school leaders ? How are we “awakening possibility” in others ? How are we making the eyes of others shine ?