To be Published in March 2018
Dare to be Different tells the fictional tale of a primary school head teacher who listens to what his political masters have to say, but then sets out to inspire real transformational change by doing the exact opposite and leading through his own values and beliefs.
Will Ryan skilfully weaves a believable and engaging work of fiction with a golden thread of truly inspirational educational philosophy.
A Best Seller for 10 years.
Will Ryan has taken up a theme dear to my heart – What’s Worth Fighting for in headship – and he does it with powerful and practical results. He furnishes a fantastic framework, gems of ideas and easy to grasp conceptual tools. Will says at the start that this is less of a book and more of a campaign. Actually its more of both because it is book of ideas and passion. Every page has ideas worth grasping. Read it and it really will make you a better leader.
Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE / University of Toronto
Given a 10/10 Review by TES
Will Ryan brings a wealth of practical experience as well as idealism to this book. The questions he asks schools to ask of themselves are enlightening and his suggestions for moving towards a more creative and inspirational curriculum are well grounded.. In short this inspirational text should be on the reading list of all educational administrators and on the bedside table of all school leaders and classroom teachers.
TES Magazine 6th May 2011
An assembly book for all eventualities.
This is a must have book for all of us who lead school assemblies and want to engage pupils with relevant world issues that will touch their hearts and open their minds.
Dr Neil Hawkes, International Consultant and Trainer in Values –