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Inspirational Castaways – Tanya Byron and Ken Robinson

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We’re big fans of the BBC and of Radio 4, whose coverage of the arts, education, politics and current affairs is often superb. As we all know, it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time, and … Continue reading

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Reinventing Education – Some “Truly Radical Options”

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It’s been a good day for progressive teachers, parents, students and educationalists who see the need to reinvent our systems of education in countries like the UK and the USA – and not simply “reform” them. In the space of … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Spiritual Intelligence – and Emotional Intelligence

Further quotations from the Dalai Lama: Concern for others’ well-being. There is much confusion, as often among religious believers as among non-believers, concerning what spiritual practice actually consists in. The unifying characteristics of the qualities I have described as ‘spiritual’, … Continue reading

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National Curriculum Consultation: Part 3

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Let’s take a look at the aims of the new National Curriculum. http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/n/national%20curriculum%20consultation%20-%20framework%20document.pdf  3.1 The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the core knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Emotional Intelligence

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To be emotionally intelligent is to have an intelligent approach to managing our emotions. It’s the ability to use a range of skills that enable such management to be effective. It involves a determination to ensure that destructive emotions do … Continue reading

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Tablets Needed in the Classroom

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In our last post, we commented on the excellent article by Dr. Yong Zhao regarding his childhood instruction on how to handle water buffalo, and how it didn’t exactly prepare him for the world of work or indeed his future … Continue reading

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Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Selflessness, 24th December

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24. Selflessness “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama XIV “Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. … Continue reading

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