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Life Begins Where Your Comfort Zone Ends

Long-time Associate, author and coach Jackie Beere OBE shares her thoughts on why some people are responding to the current crisis better than others and her tips on how to thrive at the edge of your comfort zone.

Three-minute read

The Dangers of Effective Teaching Part I

In the first instalment of a two-part blog on care, warmth and botheredness in the classroom, long-time Associate and Travelling Teacher Hywel Roberts shares his thoughts on why being an effective teacher is not really enough.

Three-minute read

 

For What We Are About To Receive...

At a time when the whole country seems to be waiting, waiting... coach and Independent Thinking Associate Andy Vass shares a view on the important difference between anticipation and expectation.

One-minute read

On Gratitude

One more from Julie Rees, Associate and head of a wonderful values-based primary schools in deepest Herefordshire. Here she extolls the virtues of being thankful at times like these.

Two-minute read

"I know how you feel.”

Headteacher of a wonderful values-based school and long-time Independent Thinking Associate, Julie Rees continues her exploration of the key values we need to teach, now more than ever.

Two-minute read

Resilience

A view on resilience during the current pandemic from inside the schools gates by primary headteacher, professional coach and Associate, Julie Rees, author The Little Book of Values.

Three-minute read

The Six Roles of the Ancient Teacher – Which Will You Be Today?

What can we learn from the ancient teachers of India about the sort of teacher we can be today? A guest post by educator and trainer Valentina Mahesh in India.

Four-minute read

If your knees aren’t dirty you haven’t been working hard enough

Associate Jarlath O'Brien with a reminder about how we need to focus on what's important in school, not just what makes us look good.

Four-minute read

Vectoring Assets to Kinetic Situations

Cutting through the rubbish - the words we use make a big difference to the outcomes we end up with. So says Associate and former special school headteacher Jarlath O'Brien.

Two-minute read

It Isn’t What You Teach

Associate Will Ryan shares the eight common factors he has observed in classrooms where the teaching and learning makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

Five-minute read

You've Got This Part I

Associate and performance poet Rhythmical Mike (AKA Mikey Markham) on life at school dealing with poverty, dyslexia and a sister who teachers thought were much cleverer than he was.

Four-minute read

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