Resilience Strategies for Coping with Covid from New Zealand
I have written before about my admiration for Jacinda Ardern the prime minister of New Zealand and how compassionately she dealt with the Christchurch attacks last year. What follows is not my work but was on a leaflet forwarded to me by an old colleague (thank you Jon) whose daughter lives in New Zealand. … Read more
Covid Came and Education Changed
On Wednesday covid changed education in the UK.
This time last week was my birthday. I was recovering from a 24 hour sickness thing, but was feeling better and my kids were at school.
This week, we have self-isolated, the schools are shutting and social distancing is the place we are at. Our … Read more
What we observe changes
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
You would not believe how much of my coaching this year has been about mobile phones.
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
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.
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