A New Year’s Message to Inspire

January 9, 2019 0

A New Year’s Message to Inspire This week I received the new year’s message from Avaaz, an organisation I support and greatly admire. Their message could have come straight out of Values and Visions. Ricken Patel says, “Powerful forces are moving in our world. It feels like much is waiting to be born, both great […]

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A Practical Tool for Living in a Volatile World

September 23, 2018

A Practical Tool for Living in a Volatile World “One autumn morning the wind had blown all the leaves off the trees and was trying to blow the branches off. Piglet’s ears streamed behind him like banners. ‘Mind you don’t get blown away, little Piglet.’ said Eeyore. ‘You’d be missed”“ (Milne, A. A., 1979). Right […]

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Building community in your classroom

September 15, 2018 0

Building community in your classroom It was the first advisory of the year: Forty minutes to spend with the group of grade 7s (year 8s) I would see every morning for registration. I wanted us to bond as a class, feel part of a team; in short, become a community. In Values and Visions we […]

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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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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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What people have said and are saying about Values & Visions

April 10, 2018 0

Since its publication in 1995, we estimate that V&V has reached over 10,000 educators and impacted 500,000 young people. In 2017, some time after V&V had gone out of print, L. Philip Barnes wrote, “Outstanding resources for use in schools to enable teachers to create inspiring and engaging opportunities for spiritual development.” Andrew Burns (no […]

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The Story of Values and Visions

March 30, 2018 1

Georgeanne writes: The story of Values and Visions began in 1989 when two things happened. Firstly, I watched as teachers in the UK were being put under great pressure to comply to externally imposed demands from an ideologically driven government. Teachers were being forced to fill in tick boxes at the expense of their own […]

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