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Details and Generalizations to Stay Alert in the Classroom

Details and Generalizations to Stay Alert in the Classroom

Speaking in soundbites and slogans is easy rhetoric and offered on a daily basis as various governmental representatives attempt action based on little more than generalized concepts. Irritating but in today’s health pandemic, this is potentially life threatening as every person draws their own meaning;…

Leading for Wellness

Leading for Wellness

With lots of uncertainty surrounding health, this is an ideal time to pause and take stock of how we really look after ourselves. Yes, this is a bit of a cliché but equally, there are many self-proclaimed well-being ‘experts’ on social media, each with miracle, get rich fit/healthy quick…

Stressed?

Stressed?

Stress is a normal occurrence and triggers the ‘fight or flight’ hormones and while this was a lifesaver for our hunter-gatherer ancestors, continually triggering this response no longer serves today’s lifestyle. The ‘stress response’ affects digestion when adrenaline is secreted during the ‘fight or flight’…

It’s Hard To Be Humble?

It’s Hard To Be Humble?

Exploring leadership, I do understand that it is very easy to criticize from the sidelines. However, I also shout loudly for reflective practice to fess up and offer congruent, genuine apologies when you know you should. A friend once said she didn’t apologise as it…

What Will You Achieve?

What Will You Achieve?

  We have no idea what we can  achieve… until we try… What stops you achieving?    

The Path to Enlightenment?

The Path to Enlightenment?

Teachers are the powerhouses of education, the front-line communicators, the facilitators and leaders in learning. Supporting this, there is a whole infrastructure of educational theory that stems back to the Principle of Psychology (1890) where psychologist William James theorized how organizing the child helped fit…

How Educational Leadership Negatively Impacts Morale

How Educational Leadership Negatively Impacts Morale

When a teachers requests for professional development are conveniently neglected, a breeding ground for resentment and negativity culminates; frustrations over integrity, identity, and agency with ever dwindling morale. A school of thought (pun) is in questioning the role and influence of Educational Leaders and, to…

Purpose-Based Classroom Activities

Purpose-Based Classroom Activities

Finding different ways to support engaged learning is a worthwhile and interesting challenge; purpose-based activities to foster context and meaning. Recently, a student asked if it is a good idea to pursue an exam subject through enjoyment and, whilst I caution to consider a range…

Put your Mother on The Ceiling; Developing Visual Creativity and Evaluative Thinking

Put your Mother on The Ceiling; Developing Visual Creativity and Evaluative Thinking

How is time set aside to think? Maybe a clue is in the wording of set aside? How is time planned to think? For instance, reflective practice needs time to think. How can even better lessons be delivered? What changes need to be included? How…

3 Letter Word Shift to Positive Outcomes

3 Letter Word Shift to Positive Outcomes

I previously demonstrated how communication matters, how the brain filters and interprets information and how A 5-word Shift develops thinking and deepens understanding. See the full article here and now, I would like to further develop this idea with a shift in how two tiny…