Blooming Where we are Planted

It hasn’t been without its challenges, but after a few days of not doing much at all, and plenty of ideas swimming around in my head I am almost ready to launch my new Ebook for teachers facing the prospect of teaching online for the first time. I hope that I can use my experience …

If at first you don’t succeed..

Although a lovely sentiment, not many of us like the idea of failing or not getting things right the first time! I am confident that most people could go back to a place in their history and find a moment where they were comforted by friends, families, teachers or some other important person they trust …

It’s Not Apples That Keep the Doctor Away

Whilst apples are considered a fruit sent from the heavens (that have been said to have kept the doctor away) they are only a small part of what will combat the stress and ill health teachers may experience, especially on their holiday break. Originally the saying was quoted by a Welsh woman in the 19th …

2019..

We are starting to wrap up the year with the children in a variety of ways to celebrate and acknowledge how far we have all come over the past year. It is always a time for mixed emotions as we really see and hear how much the children have grown socially, emotionally and physically. I …

When did you last post a letter?

I am asking because I am an advocate for ‘old school learning’ whilst living in a modern world. Don’t get me wrong, because without the ease the digital age brings us, I am such a fan of the written word. I think that handwriting tells the reader a lot about the author’s unique personality and …

The power of connection

Like it or loathe it, Australian (Aussie rules) Rules football is here to stay. Another season has ended with the Tigers defeating the Giants for the year just three days ago. In the interests of an unbiased view, I should declare now that I have been a Richmond supporter all my life. Not a die …