I recently concluded two days of listening, exploring and learning about developing intercultural understanding within our school communities. As someone who signed up to participate in the course, I am already committed to the critical nature with which we must address promoting intercultural understanding. Evidence is all around us signalling the need for us to … Continue reading Reflections on Intercultural Understanding
Fostering positive attitudes towards learning is as crucial to young learners as any other piece of knowledge or skill I can share, so weekly assembly is the perfect space in which to do so as a Primary School community. We started off the school year with introducing two of our Learning Attitudes, Independence & Confidence. … Continue reading Learning Attitudes
School seems eerily quiet at the moment, you know that feeling when something just isn't quite right? Well, the thing is, we have yet to actually welcome any students into school for the new term and, in reality, a school is not really a school at all unless you have students. I had blogged about … Continue reading Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn!
Handing yourself over to be a student in a completely new discipline or unfamiliar territory can be daunting and this was where I found myself this summer during my Yoga Teacher Training at YogaWorks in Soho, NYC. The whole experience has taught me such a lot as both an educator and as a learner, and … Continue reading Appreciation
Expectations. Think for a moment about what you expect from yourself, your students, your family, your friends & your colleagues. As an educator I have a lot of expectations, of myself, my colleagues and my students. I would convey the idea that I had 'high expectations' - I think wanting to empower myself and others to … Continue reading No Expectations