Charlot Cassar

I am a primary school principal in Malta, with over 20 years’ experience working in education, in different settings and contexts.

I am extremely passionate about the educational experience and the role that we play as persons in teaching.

I am particularly interested in non-formal education and am a firm believer in the notion that who we are has much to do with the pedagogy that we bring to and the climate that we create within the school and classroom context. I started my career as a Fine Arts teacher and then shifted my attention to informal education, educational management and administration and teacher training. The Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe, in which I have been involved since  2007 to start with as a participant, then as a moderator for the online Community of Practice, trainer and editor,  has been instrumental in shaping my personal and professional development to date. I am committed to the development of schools as professional communities of learning that strive to make the school experience a truly meaningful one for all concerned. I believe in creating safe and fun learning environments in which the development and well-being of stakeholders is paramount. I am a strong advocate for the personal and professional development of educators in training, positing self-reflection and the realisation of our formidable power as “persons in teaching” as key ingredients in developing action for change. I am also particularly interested in the use of social media in education, education for the prevention of crimes against humanity, intercultural education, cooperative learning and anything fun.


  • Social Media and Responsible Online Behaviour
  • Education for Prevention of Crimes against Humanity
  • Informal and Non-Formal Education
  • School Leadership
  • Intercultural Comeptence
  • Art Education


Updates from Charlot

Nothing Is What It First Seems

Ever wondered how you could get from a farm to outer space in a few minutes? Here is the description of a wonderful team-building activity… with a twist!

Cards for Democracy for All

The Cards for Democracy for All are out now!

Introducing the Core Set of the Cards for Democracy Series

Announcing the launch of the central pack of the Cards for Democracy Series. Join us live on 3 April at 19:00 CET.

Best of 2017

2017 has been an exciting year for Learn to Change and this blog post wishes to celebrate some of the best articles from this past year.

Teaching and Identity

As teachers, reflecting on our identity takes on a whole new meaning and responsibility as we examine and align our beliefs and values with our actions.

7 Ideas for a More Democratic Year at School

Finding and investing time in on-going personal and professional development throughout the scholastic year can be a daunting task. The activities presented in this post aim to support such a commitment.

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