Covid-19 and schools

March 27, 2020 0

Covid 19 and schools I am involved with a Multi-Academy Trust in a very deprived inner-city area.  I am concerned about all families at this time, but my sleepless nights are focused on our children in our community. Over the last few days, the Trust Board, headteachers and all other school-based staff have had to […]

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Potatoes and Plates: An Affirming Start to the New Year

September 1, 2018 0

Potatoes and Plates: An Affirming Start to the New School Year We all want to know our new students’ names and have creative ways of doing this. My favourite, however, is a classic Values and Visions activity (from our section on SELF). I have been using it for years and find the students love it. […]

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Walk the corridor in their shoes

August 19, 2018 0

Walk the corridor in their shoes Back-to-school for teachers generally means getting back into gear, checking your timetable, preparing your classroom and first-day-handouts, organising the first week’s lessons, reminding yourself why you are doing the job and making a fresh start. But what does it mean for students? Back-to-school for students means a return to […]

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A Man Who Embodied Values and Visions

July 2, 2018 0

Last week I had the pleasure of seeing the newly released documentary – “Won’t you be my Neighbour?” highlighting the life of the remarkable Fred Rogers. Growing up in the U.K., I had not been exposed to his long-running children’s TV programme and was slightly confused at first. However, I was soon drawn in by […]

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Don’t just poop and leave!

June 20, 2018 0

When we first started supporting the Loibor Siret School community in remote northern Tanzania in 2012, we were the generous visitors from a much more fortunate school coming to help for a few days, then moving on. However, that is not what our relationship has become. Loibor Siret and ABA – An IB World School […]

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