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DailyWritingChallenge Day 3: Hope

“Somehow I might reconnect children with what it means to flourish, and through them, families, communities and eco-systems.”

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#DailyWritingChallenge Day 1:Acceptance

“Now the new teacher can begin to stand within the community; to find belonging; to listen to the individual people around them; to appreciate them and be appreciated…”

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Teaching, driving, and other challenges…

I think I was about 7 or 8 when I came to the realisation that I was clever, and by the time I was 10, this was the most important thing about me – being Clever was what made me stand out; it was what made me important. In the survival-of-the-fittest climate that dominated inner-city […]

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Lessons from Year 2: Love

Year 2 is mad. School is mad. From where I’m standing, at the end of an exhilarating, terrifying, growth-enforcing year, I can only say that my NQT year has been one of the hardest and most exciting of my life. Two years ago I wrote my ‘lessons from the nursery’, focussing on love, personalities, boundaries, […]