A revolution. A revelation. No resolutions. I am not a shirker of resolve but sometimes my resolve is too great. So, for 2018, a decision simply to consolidate. To make more solid that which has been started. To become more solid. To keep on... ...working to improve the opportunities whereby all children can learn ...fighting against … Continue reading Nothing new.
A black dog. #wellbeing Lena Carter · 4 months ago Sometimes life takes the wind out of your sails. Our lovely black dog was run over on Wednesday and died. We had friends over for dinner and our attention was not in her when she decided to take off for an adventure. Of course, we have done … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 15 – A Black Dog, Self-Care Sunday, WomenED Unconference.
Jane Eyre Part 2 #womened Lena Carter · 6 months ago Last weekend I went to see the amazing National Theatre production of Jane Eyre. I have already written about it here staffrm.io/@lenabellina/gUueiq... But for #womenedwednesday, I wanted to write another short thought burst. Jane has been described as a feminist icon, a girl and woman who shows outstanding … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 14 – Jane Eyre Part 2, Wellbeing Digimeet, Jukebox June, Destiny, Food Meditation.
#womenedScotland #womened Lena Carter · 7 months ago I have had an absolutely brilliant day. I was involved in co-facilitating the inaugural national Scottish #womened network meeting in Glasgow and it was the most wonderful, motivating and energising experience. Our aim was to explore the ways in which #womened can be promoted and further developed in Scotland and we put every … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 13 – WomenEd Scotland, Proud, Love is the Answer, Wellbeing, On Acting Like Adults (Jane Eyre).
Optimism Lena Carter · 8 months ago This week a tweet asked me to consider what I am feeling positive and/or optimistic about in relation to education. 1. Online connections. Through Twitter, Womened, Staffrm, HealthyTeacherToolkit and Teacher5aday in particular. 2. The capacity of those in schools to solve problems and support one another. 3. Children who are … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 12 – Optimism, Jigsaw update, Happy 2nd Birthday Womened, Shhhhh, The Way not the What.
Hard work #resilience Lena Carter · 9 months ago Last weekend I had a fantastic opportunity and I came away from it feeling validated and empowered. I wrote a #digimeet blog about it here: https://staffrm.io/@lenabellina/Pg3kPHJDHC The last five days have been, by contrast, the sort that can take the wind out out of your sails. I just went to … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 11 – Hard Work, Emerging from the Chrysalis, Wellbeing, Another End of Term, What Would You Do?
May the force be with you. Lena Carter · 10 months ago The jigsaw. At Christmas I did a couple of jigsaws. In the past, I have always loathed them. My hatred was such that I never managed to put it aside in order to be able to do them with my children, even though doing jigsaws … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 10 – May The Force Be With You, Poorly, Teenagers, Chimps, To Go Boldly…..
Just dance...part two #wellbeing Lena Carter · 11 months ago So before Christmas, I wrote this: staffrm.io/@lenabellina/Y6JP80... The results are in. I work with some pretty amazing people and I want to share the joy with you. Listen along, beat the January blues. And just dance! 1. Bob Marley Everything's Gonna Be Alright http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD3F7J... 2. Van Morrison … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 9 – Just Dance 2, Reasons to be Cheerful, How are You?, On Behaviour Again, Herding
Sometimes we need to stop talking and listen. Lena Carter · 1 year ago I have blogged and said a lot over the last year. I have decided to pare it back a bit and do more listening and watching. Because although I hope that what I write and say contains some elements of originality and inspiration, … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 8 – Stop Talking and Listen, Change is Gonna Come, I’m a Survivor, Be Amazing, Happy New Year.
Such stuff that dreams are made on. #learning Lena Carter · 1 year ago This week has been one of the hardest ever in my professional life, even though we only had three days in school. Suffice to say that our community and school community are struggling. My job has been to support staff and pupils as … Continue reading Staffrm Transfer 7 – Such stuff that dreams are made on, When Everything is Awful, Friday again, Can I Talk to You, Let the Music Move you