On Thursday April 15th, I was honoured to be part of the panel for the launch of Maria O’Neill’s fantastic new book, Proactive Pastoral Care, published by Bloomsbury and available on Amazon. In my contribution, I built upon Maria’s excellent ideas and suggested how a school community can ensure that it is responsive to the … Continue reading Proactive Pastoral Care – Book launch and my contribution around trauma responsive education
I wrote this on my other site. But this is also me. https://findingpeace316806528.wordpress.com/2021/05/29/off-sick/
This week I was privileged to present a session at UKEdChat’s global online conference. This is a video of my contribution to the event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WHrZspW_9-_oTXhbTPn4wNx4PLWT35Jh/view?usp=sharing This is the basis of what I said. Hello there I’m absolutely delighted that you’ve joined me for this session today and that you are ready to consider the idea … Continue reading For UKEdchat April 2021. How to be a professional human.
She is no Messiah. That complex is not one of hers. She is no daughter of God. And yet. Maybe, this Easter, resurrection is on the cards? Has she been brave Letting the words fall out? Maybe. Will the truth be heard So that the voices of the pharisees and haters can be shaken off? … Continue reading Will you dance on a Sunday?
Many staff in Scotland and certainly in my local authority, did training around emotional regulation and trauma last summer, ahead of the first full scale return to school buildings after lockdown. It may be a good time to remind you of or direct you too these simple slides and the key messages: https://rise.articulate.com/share/pHyR8D-e60WW1TsKc-b4UdQcHiUkCrZ6#/ Certainly, not … Continue reading For any Scottish Secondary teachers who are anxious about tomorrow…..
On Tuesday, I attended the most brilliant session run by my professional association, School Leaders Scotland, on the theme of ‘Remote Learning – lessons learned and what’s next’. We heard from a representative of Education Scotland who told us about reports and feedback data arising from consultations with schools, families and pupils and also from … Continue reading The last leg
So, the book about me and ADHD certainly won’t be coming any time soon. The roller coaster of highs, lows and revelations that has been my life since my diagnosis in December means that I have been simultaneously enjoying new freedoms and holding on for dear life. There is certainly no time for starting on … Continue reading Some musings about time management and organisation
For the record In December, I was diagnosed with ADHD. That diagnosis has helped me to understand some things. I understand why I am restless. I understand why I can have issues regulating my time and my focus. I understand why my brain is often on overdrive. I understand why I am hyper-sensitive, hyper-vigilant and … Continue reading For the record.
In December I wrote a post about my achievements in 2020. https://lenabellina.wordpress.com/2020/12/31/pride-after-a-fall-or-the-highs-and-lows-of-2020/ It was a bit cryptic and I made reference to a new piece of information that I had come upon that had helped me to understand myself a bit better. I am now in a position to say that the information was a … Continue reading Nothing to see here…
So, this week, I returned to my substantive post in a leadership team in a Scottish high school. One of my first task was to assist with the coordination of our learning offer now that we are in another lockdown. We only have to look at Twitter or listen to the news to witness a … Continue reading Should we though…..?