Category: education

I’m not built to run

Two people have said this to me recently. What did they mean, I wonder? If you run, you’re a runner, whatever your shape.

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…

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…

Just being myself

Frankly, it’s all any of us can be. Some will like us; some won’t. Either way, that’s ok!

Guilty feelings

My excellent friend and colleague Joanna (see her fabulous work) once reminded me that I can do anything, not everything. I’m struggling to fit in my running training at the moment. I’m doing the bits I consider hard (speed work, hills etc.), but there’s…

Listening to the answer

As a coach and mentor, I pride myself on listening carefully to my clients, students and athletes. It allows me to ask them the right question at the right time, to help them to find their own way. These questions are often difficult to…