Talking dollars and cents to your kids will pay dividends later.
So, you get back from holiday. Rejuvenated, rested and relaxed. You survive a major health scare. Empowered, grateful and motivated. But how can we keep the post-holiday, post-health scare, new job, new partner vibe? That vibe that makes us feel happy, strong, fulfilled and loved. In the early days of any of the above scenarios, it... Continue Reading →
Is it bad form to reblog your own post? Not sure but open night madness is here!
It’s secondary school Open Night season in Dunedin. All over the city, nervous Year 8s (and sometimes even younger children) are trudging around various secondary schools as anxious parents attempt to find the best educational fit for them. And of course, they all scrub up well. From the freshly pressed uniforms donned by smiling, courteous current pupils to the latest technology proudly on display.
Signs are erected, advertising spreads booked and freebies ordered as each school vies to entice the next generation of learners amidst the challenging environment of falling or static rolls. (Just think what that money might buy if invested in classroom resources 😦 )
And you can’t blame schools. This is exactly the environment that Tomorrows Schools created when it was introduced in the late-80s. Schools have adapted quickly, learned to write websites, created marketing plans and sadly, when demographics drive budgets, become less collaborative over time.
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“Hygge involves comfort, cosiness, a sense of wellbeing, and a relaxed frame of mind” Judith Friedman Hansen
I often write how poetry is a life-savior. But in this particular post I want to dive even deeper in specific ways poetry can help you deal with every day stress and anxiety. For me, personally poetry is a space, a huge empty room I can fill with anything I want. Any emotion, fear, anger, […]... Continue Reading →