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What I Wish I’d Told My Teacher – Mr Ruddock

What I Wish I’d Told My Teacher – Mr Ruddock

Mr Ruddock was my history teacher in Y8. I want to sugarcoat it, or say it wasn’t just me, or assert that I wasn’t the worst, but, the truth is: I made his life a misery. Inspired by Paul Dix’s fabulous new book: ‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, I wrote this letter to Mr Ruddock […]

How To Run A Killer TeachMeet (Even When It’s Your First One)

How To Run A Killer TeachMeet (Even When It’s Your First One)

I get asked to do a lot of stuff for free. And, some requests don’t even involve cake. My WHY is to be a catalyst for change – a door opener for people to lead, so I always want to start with a yes. Unfortunately, Aldi doesn’t look too kindly on people trying to pay for sausages with […]

I’m Alive Because of Ordinary Heroes Like You

You want to give 100% to life and work without losing yourself. Whenever the scales tip in either direction, guilt rears its ugly head and you start doubting you have what it takes. Which is crazy when you consider how dedicated you are to others living their best life. My TEDx talk is all about […]

How To Reach The Unreachables

In the 80s social workers had a slightly bizarre dress code. They could wear any colour they liked as long as it was the wrong shade of brown. The uniform was adhered to so closely, I reckon it must have been either enforced or incentivised in some way. It was so apparent, that an eight […]

Based on data, I believed I would never succeed

I wrote an article for SchoolWeek and they published it. Also, I can juggle bananas. #justsaying Click on the image below to read it.   Based on data, I believed I would never succeed

How Donald Trump Encourages Conversations About Diversity

How Donald Trump Encourages Conversations About Diversity

Seth Godin recently posted a brilliant article on his blog – here’s a paraphrased UK version… Assumptions are what you use to bridge a gap in your own knowledge. If they turn out to be accurate, then you got lucky and your lack of research didn’t let you down – this time. A lack of information […]

How School Turned My ‘Why Me?’ Into ‘Why Not Me!’

How School Turned My ‘Why Me?’ Into ‘Why Not Me!’

As a learner, being working class poor defined my life choices, mindset and decisions – much more than being brown which didn’t really come up until I started teacher training and enjoyed being the only person who wasn’t white at Bishop Grot! School meant behaving in the ‘right’ way and believing the ‘right’ stuff in […]

How To Embed Gladiator Levels Of Resilience In Your Learners

I nearly gave up on my dream of becoming a teacher to be a gladiator instead. I even had a name all sorted: WhirlWind Only three things stood in my way. I had never been to a gym in my life, I was completely incapable of doing a backflip and they already had a female gladiator who was […]

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