‘I teach..I touch the future’…

Interview of transcript with Janet Smith  Jo: “Ok, I’m here with Janet Smith, the Director of Orchestra at ISB (International School of Brussels) and I had the great pleasure of teaching both of Janet’s children, ooh a few years ago now…Janet thank you so much for joining me from Brussels today,.. Janet: “My pleasure” Jo: …

A Living Legacy to Ryan

Interview Transcript with Dianne Chambers Jo: “Hey everybody, I’m here with Di Chambers! Di Chambers and I met at a Professional Development training, and I’ve invited her to have a chat with us today. She’s got an amazing, amazing program in children’s coaching…born out of some very personal circumstances which I will let Di tell …

Oh! The Places You Can Go..

Photo by Natasha Fernandez from Pexels Interview Transcript with Emma Boag Jo: “Thank you Emma for joining me! Emma is the Leader of Pedagogy at Community Kinders Plus in Frankston, and we met many moons ago at Melbourne University where we undertook our Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies. So, thank you Emma for agreeing to join us from …

‘Reflective thinking turns experience into insight..’

I loved the simplicity of this quote (author unknown) and the universality that it brings wherever you are and whatever your personal situation is. As this year, and decade comes to a close it felt right to revisit some past learnings before making the transition to 2021. I know for me this year, that embracing …

Finding the positives in the negative

I’ve not been online much lately… that is not totally true as my online presence has been maintaining connections with family and friends as well as a lot of coordinating plans for enrolling new families for next year. In the time that I have been offline I have been kept busy with moving to a …

It was snowing that day..

Where do I start as the memories come flooding back to the day my eldest niece was born? The first time I met her, I held her awkwardly, not because of inexperience, but because I was in plaster from the top of my arm to the tips of my fingers. Embarassingly I had broken my …

Following in the steps of her Great Grandmother

It has been a long time coming, but my youngest niece Maddi’s text was so welcome to receive. She had just completed her final hospital placement and was beyond excited to share her news. The pathway to this milestone was most certainly not a straight line; with many delays and hiccups she was beginning to …

The Gift of Inertia

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Why is it that some of us are feeling more tired now that we have been ‘asked’ to stop in an attempt to control the spread of Coronavirus? It’s certainly more than a physical response to the world and the ‘new normal’ around us – it …

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