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by Jean 19-03-2018
Socrates, a great teacher, philosopher, and thinker, noted that you cannot teach people anything. You can only lead them to think for themselves. They cannot parrot back your words, if you are not answering. They cannot answer with what they don’t know but only what they have. Teachers are charged...
Socrates, a great teacher, philosopher, and thinker, noted that you cannot teach people anything....
Socrates, a great teacher, philosopher, and...
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by Jean 11-02-2018
Ah, the joy of wriggly, jiggly children in line as you are waiting to head off to assembly, or the library, or to wherever you need to get your class to.   You’ve asked them to line up, you’ve asked them to be quiet, but the chatter continues and the line resembles hairpin turns to...
Ah, the joy of wriggly, jiggly children in line as you are waiting to head off to assembly,...
Ah, the joy of wriggly, jiggly children in...
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by Jean 28-01-2018
I’ve recently been on a Qi Gong training course in Thailand (more on that later!) and as such, have taken on the role of student as opposed to teacher. It’s been an interesting transformation to say the least.   Firstly, I was reminded of how I learn best. I’m quiet. I like to...
I’ve recently been on a Qi Gong training course in Thailand (more on that later!) and...
I’ve recently been on a Qi Gong training...
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by Jean 15-11-2015
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach this empathy schools, the greater our impact on health and wellbeing in our students. And if you needed further convincing because you are stuck in the ‘literacy/numeracy are key’ mindset, according to a recent study*, teaching empathy can pay...
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach this empathy schools, the greater our impact...
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach...
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by Jean 08-11-2015
Poppy Poppy Poppy poppy what do you say? Wear me on Remembrance Day. Poppy poppy what do you tell? Many soldiers in battle fell. Poppy poppy what should we know? That peace on earth should grow, grow, grow.     A simple and anonymous poem, but a poignant message nevertheless. In my opinion...
Poppy Poppy Poppy poppy what do you say? Wear me on Remembrance Day. Poppy poppy what do...
Poppy Poppy Poppy poppy what do you say?...
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by Jean 26-10-2015
Empathy is the ability to look at a situation for another point of view. It is the ability to be able to connect and understand those who may be different from ourselves. As such, empathy is an integral part of education and is becoming increasingly important as our societies become more diverse.   The...
Empathy is the ability to look at a situation for another point of view. It is the ability...
Empathy is the ability to look at a situation...