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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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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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 been no sensible time to do my long runs for the…

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