What we observe changes

Lesson observations

I mentor student teachers who get observed endlessly in their training and this week, as a teacher, I’ve had two formal observations, one for psychology A level lesson and one for my final yoga assessment.  Both went OK. The observations were both carried out by people I like and trust so to that … Read more


Phones

You would not believe how much of my coaching this year has been about mobile phones.

The Reality

I’m hearing that people:

  • Aren’t sleeping because they are disturbed or distracted by devices which are by the side of their bed with notifications turned on all night.
  • Are stressed because they can’t do the work they
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Climate Crisis and Some Good News

I hope your 2019 has started well.

Mine started, in a circle with a bunch of amazing people where we were invited to share what we knew about positive developments and innovations for the future.

One person told us about a 15 year old called Greta Thunberg and another person told us about Earth Strike. Read more


Dear Mr Education Secretary

Dear Mr Education Secretary,

I am writing to tell you about my son’s transition to secondary school.

You see, he loved primary school, loved learning, got on well and was challenged and engaged and a respected part of the school community.

Which is why it was such a shock to see the change of him … Read more


School is Here.

My son wrote this poem at the end of his first day at secondary school and it so sums up how I feel too….I love it!

School is Here

 

School is here, you can tell.

 

The grudginess from within is brought to our unstable souls as well,

One second you can be at … Read more


The end of the primary school years

You know that feeling, where you wake up and for a split second the world is as it has always been, and then it descends with a weight; the knowledge that something significant has ended and that life will never be the same again.

Have you had that feeling?

I’ve had it before in my … Read more


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