Consequences everywhere…

“My diet starts tomorrow and I’ve just seen an advert for a cheeseburger!” A friend posted this as their Facebook status earlier this week. I couldn’t help but feel that they were just writing down their seemingly endless predicament: misery in being unfit and overweight; joy in over-eating. Everything has a consequence: every action; every…

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What’s my role in this?

This is one of the hardest and most excellent questions I know. When things aren’t quite going to plan, or I’m feeling frustrated, this one usually sorts me out. It helps me to recognise what I can and could do to resolve things. Sometimes, I’m helpless and have to get on/put up with whatever it…

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I don’t want to be resilient

I want teaching to be less stressful. I want teachers to feel that working their contracted hours is more than enough to be a good-enough teacher. I want Ofsted to disband. I want league tables to be consigned to the dust-bin of bad ideas (along with Universal Credit, the expression “moving forwards” and bananas). Resilience…

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Reflections on a theme

1st January is rather arbitrary for a beginning, isn’t it? It has no solar/seasonal significance and doesn’t even fit with any ancient religious stories. As far as I can tell, there’s no reason other than Julius Caesar decreed 1st January to be the start of the year on the introduction of his calendar (until c.…

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