Resilience: what sustains you for the long run?

Slowly, slowly, Lorraine and I are developing a workshop around resilience. It's the buzz word these days, but maybe that's because it's needed; what is the secret to keeping going for the long term? What practices allow you to take what's thrown at you, and in time, bounce back? Of course, the flip side of …

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Diversity and Mutual Understanding

Some sessional freelance work last week, facilitating the DMU course with St Mary's and Stranmillis teaching students, under the care and vast experience of Mary Potter. Important for them, but important for me too, to go back to some fundamental questions. Why is diversity and mutual understanding important? How should a classroom reflect this? What …

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The time to develop relationships gets squeezed.

I learnt quickly, in teaching, that time is a pie chart. You can move the radii around, you can make preparation time bigger, and marking time smaller, you can minimise time spent in meetings and maximise time spent creating resources. You can, for a time, enlarge the pie chart by working harder, but no one …

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