2018 EduTwitter Christmas Lipsync

Every single year without fail, in an age old tradition going back to… well, last year, EduTwitter come together and create an extravaganza that the world never dreamed/hoped they’d see. This year the cast have pulled a blinder complete with full costumes...

What The Bearded Lady Can Teach You About Courageous Leadership

There’s one reason I stayed quiet for so long. Fear. Even when I stood up to share my story I was afraid. Not of individuals. Of the system.  After I appeared on The Apprentice, a head took me on one side after I’d delivered literacy training in a school. ‘I can see...
Who’s In Charge Of Your Happiness?

Who’s In Charge Of Your Happiness?

When coaching a leadership team recently, I asked: ‘Who’s in charge of happiness round here?’ *Blank looks. Followed by someone asking what exactly I meant by happiness. Eventually, the group threw out a few names of people who seemed to be quite...

How To Add Value And Bring Joy

My five year old has a stunning selection of Poundland Christmas hats, the latest being an elf one with ears and a beard. As I was sitting at the breakfast wearing it listening to Christmas music last week I thought how cool it would be to get together some of the...

WHAT IF: FOUND YOUR TRIBE YET?

I definitely don’t have all the answers. What I do have is a bag full of questions and I’ve finally turned my back on Imposter Syndrome and started asking them! MY WHY is to be a catalyst for change. ‘What If?’ is a series of videos where I try...

How To Get Out Of The State You Are In

You want to make a change. I mean you really want to. And yet every time you try you get stuck. Me too! That’s why I’ve shared this journey with you. Because the good news is, you get to choose what happens...

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...

OK, I’m Biased. Now What?

THE YES FIRST ROLLERCOASTER In November I said yes to running a workshop on unconscious bias at a WomenEd unconference. In December I had thought of a catchy and hilarious title: Black By Popular Demand. Then spent the rest of the month congratulating myself on being...

Be Bold For Change By Ditching ‘Can’t Don’t Won’t’

Invited by Hannah Wilson to create a resource for International Women’s Day on 8th March that encouraged people to #BeBoldForChange I came up with this video. In it I share how flipping and rebranding the words ‘can’t don’t won’t’...

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...

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...

Who is Jaz Ampaw-Farr?

Good question – I’ll get back to you when I have an answer for that. In the meantime, this keynote I gave at #TMLondon does the job and also explains how: teachers saved my life we can all be resilience ninjas being able to do a reasonable Scottish...
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