I have had a tough week. Without going into detail, I have once again experienced a mismatch between the world and my expectations of it. I am having to reflect, hard, about the idea that I may be a bit of a bully towards people who do not work at the same speed or have … Continue reading A difficult lesson…and the need to keep learning.
I few things have got me thinking this week and have resulted in me writing this post. I recently wrote a wellbeing update (https://lenabellina.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/wellbeing-15-16-update/) and received some very helpful feedback from @jillberry which included a suggestion that I watch this by @jasonramasami: https://vimeo.com/130382402. I also read a very thought provoking post by Susan Ward ( … Continue reading Generation Leisure?
On Thursday 10th March, I had the enormous good fortune to attend the Into Headship Spring conference in Glasgow. The aims of the conference were: To support Into Headship participants in their preparation for, and understanding of, headship. To develop local authority coordinators in supporting Into Headship To provide an opportunity to learn from a … Continue reading Into Headship Spring Conference
Another month and a bit gone by.....and time for some reflections. Back at the end of last year I came across the #teacher5aday wellbeing movement. Reading what had been happening over the previous 12 months amongst teachers with a commitment to wellbeing inspired me and I wrote a blog. The whole piece can be found here: … Continue reading Wellbeing 15-16 update
‘A pig does not get fatter the more you weigh it.’ Anon. Yesterday I was involved in a discussion around the way we collect data and statistics around pupils with additional support needs. It got me thinking about the issues around the processes for recording, assessing and diagnosing within education. And I have not found … Continue reading Statistics, data and assessment….or weighing pigs.