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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Dealing with not being in control

The control/vulnerability thing might seem like an odd subject for me to bring up to non-teaching folk.  Those of us who work in front of a room of strangers, however, … Continue reading

27/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Words, words, words …..

Words are so fascinating.  Where they come from, their different meanings, their different uses … If you’re teaching a language and you don’t find words to be really fun, then … Continue reading

25/07/2012 · 1 Comment

Beauty for Ashes

You don’t have to go far to see that all is not well with the world.  On the other hand, people are really quite amazing.  Time and again we see … Continue reading

23/07/2012 · Leave a comment

More treasure

Last weekend I shared a talk about listening with you in the hope that it would help us all make the most of our holidays.  Today I’ve dug out the … Continue reading

21/07/2012 · Leave a comment

A good yarn

Somewhere in between girly cartoons and action man there is some middle ground.  This little talk is really, really entertaining.  It’s terrible to say that the chap giving it almost … Continue reading

19/07/2012 · Leave a comment

DIY Civilisation

As promised, a butch and manly theme.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s just that we ladies don’t get quite as excited as you guys about outsized … Continue reading

17/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Cartoons – laughter and change

I’m on holiday!!  I hope you are too – at least in your head.  I think something light and fluffy is called for, and with this in mind, I offer … Continue reading

15/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Of hearing and listening

Pastors, psychotherapists, teachers, we all do loads of it.  Then there’s bank tellers and bar  tenders, bus conductors … listening, listening, all day.  I get to the end of every … Continue reading

13/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Bridging the digital divide

Following up on Monday’s theme of influential youngsters, this little story will inspire, I’m sure.  It’s a two-and-a-half minute video about a project in Canada where youngsters teach geriatric patients … Continue reading

11/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Laughing at dictatorship

“A dictator can be hated, despised, or feared,” … “The only thing he cannot survive is being laughed at.” Hello there – a bonus post for an article which made … Continue reading

10/07/2012 · Leave a comment