Don't it always seem to goThat you don't know what you got 'til it's goneJoni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” There are a few well worn phrases, overused in education that exist in all staff workrooms & faculty lounges around the world such as “don’t smile until Christmas” or “when is the vacation?”. Perhaps the most… Continue reading Defining Global Britain in the 2020s? It is already here. In praise of the British Council
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When children need to walk their own journey.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” Frederick Douglas. June’s anniversary of D-Day, also coincides with the anniversary of the death of my father in law, Peter Whittle. He took a brave decision: a leap of faith and an unexpected journey when he chose to make a new life and… Continue reading When children need to walk their own journey.
If we “future proof” our schools, we control our destiny
“Control your own destiny or someone else will” Jack Welch I cannot remember a time when I have ever had such direct access to power. This Spring, I find on these rainy, sunshine mornings that I walk past and greet the Prime Minister of my adopted country as he leaves his building every morning. It… Continue reading If we “future proof” our schools, we control our destiny
Let Your Life Speak
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion”. Albert Camus. I have never been a huge fan of celebrating my birthday. It is not that I am worried about getting older, it’s just something I have never felt the need to make a fuss about. In Moldova, celebrating… Continue reading Let Your Life Speak
Resolutions for 2021? Take a daily walk
All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses Walt Whitman It took a very cold, wintery, foggy morning in early January, walking around an icy field and through a small woodland copse, near my home in Bristol with my dog Dylan, to finally allow my mind to wander and have real time to reflect over the… Continue reading Resolutions for 2021? Take a daily walk
Living in Truth and the Power of Powerless. How we shape the 2020s through education
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity” Aristotle “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts” CS Lewis It wasn’t a coincidence that a few days after the 12th December, with BBC Radio 4 still in my ears, I went to the library… Continue reading Living in Truth and the Power of Powerless. How we shape the 2020s through education
Why do we build a community?
Conkers - A glorious Autumn tradition “Life’s most persistent and urgent question, what are you doing for others?” Dr Martin Luther King jr “Alone, we can do so little; Together we can do so much” Helen Keller “A community is a group of people who agree to grow together” Simon Sinek It seemed to take… Continue reading Why do we build a community?