Creating Communities that Care through Covid-19

Schools will close the time you read this the decision may have been made, if not I strongly predict that schools will be closed by the end of the week and that we will be in ‘lock down’ and told to ‘socially distance’.  Already, many corporates have had their employees working from home and … Read more

Covid-19 – Think For Yourself

Milgram’s famous study of obedience found that 65% of people would kill another person, knowingly, if someone who they thought had higher status than them, told them to.  You can watch the full documentary of his research here.  He coined the term ‘agentic control’.  Every year when I teach this to my A level … Read more

How to build a new identity

My New Year post was all about the different roles I have played and was starting to think about the roles I’d like to play in the next decade.

I was talking to someone at a cross-roads in their life and got to thinking about identity and where we get it and what it means.… Read more

Horse Mirror

I know, I know, not more about horses.  I admit I’m feeling pretty obsessed.  I haven’t felt this attracted to anything for a long time and the pull is powerful.

It started on a weekend pony trek in damp and grey North Wales where I was part of a group who walked our horses over … Read more

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

A life lived in chapters

Years ago, a friend’s mum was splitting up with her partner of many years.  We would have been in our early twenties and I’m guessing she was in her late forties.  She was sad about the end of the relationship, but not as sad as I, with all my worldly experience, thought she might have … Read more

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