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Anna Freud: National Centre for Children and Families defines a whole-school approach as: “A mentally healthy school is one that adopts a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. A whole-school approach involves all parts of the school, working together and being committed. It needs partnership working between senior leaders, teachers, and all school staff,...
In a digital student magazine, the Tab reports “…Universities could finally be forced to have a legal duty for student mental health, under a new bill being introduced to the House of Lords. The bill, introduced by Conservative peer Lord Ralph Lucas, would also require universities to give students the option for the uni to...
Recently I met a couple of people who have decided to change their names. One of these people is close to me and someone asked how I felt about it. At first, I felt a little uncomfortable with their decision but once I put the thoughts such as ‘Why are they doing that?’ ‘Don’t they...
So today I would like to talk about Love in Education. “WHAT NO WAY are you mad?” I hear you say. Why not; why would you not love your job as an educator? Why not love your darling Johnnys or Tamaras in your care? They are such sweeties you say, ah but do you ACTUALLY...
I work at a university in an environment where students are obviously there to learn, or are they? Every year, particularly over the last 10 years or so, I meet increasing numbers of students who admit to not wanting to stay there. When asked why they are at university some don’t have any clear reasons,...
This is the story of Joe and Pat (not their real names) about “wrong course for wrong student”. Story of Joe: Joe was in his second year studying for Environmental Science in my chemistry practical classes. There was just one issue – he struggled with almost all aspects of the subject and one afternoon he...
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels I have been reading a booklet recently about ‘Inclusions’ and ‘Diversity’ for educational settings, and came across the following paragraph: ‘…We often find many professionals and parents speak about the danger of ‘labelling’ children and young people…’ This particular article was about providing support for children with special educational needs, but it...
When I was looking for the ‘why do some students not listen in class?’ question on the internet, I was staggered to see that there were 1.26 billion search results just today!! Clearly this question and the solution for it seem to be something a lot of us educators (and parents/carers) look for on internet....
“Meditation could replace school detention”, suggests councillor Shuguftah Quddoos, who represents the Berridge ward at Nottingham City Council, when she made this suggestion during a discussion about exclusion rates at secondary schools. Speaking at a Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee meeting, Ms Quddoos said she was not convinced detention was the best approach for...
In this short blog, I would like to share my experience about the power of the silence in the classroom. If you are a practitioner of the SEJ Process, you know that we are asked to sit in silence for the truth to arise. This becomes meditative and as you become accustomed to being in...
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