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Here we are in Wellington New Zealand Aotearoa. And it is now 2010, and already I am delighted by what I have learned. 1. Travelling on aeroplanes causes accents. I boarded in Australia talking in a ‘normal’ accentless voice and after a couple of days I realised that I had an accent. Clearly caused by

Things I have learned so far this year

Here we are in Wellington New Zealand Aotearoa. And it is now 2010, and already I am delighted by what I have learned. 1. Travelling on aeroplanes causes accents. I boarded in Australia talking in a ‘normal’ accentless voice and after a couple of days I realised that I had an accent. Clearly caused by

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Wes Fryer continues, I think, to raise interesting questions about use of technology in our educational systems and what this means for young people, classrooms and the processes of learning and education. Blogging on the 26th Dec (and yes, he blogged on 25th as well), he gives this outline of a paper he is soon

The E age and learning

Wes Fryer continues, I think, to raise interesting questions about use of technology in our educational systems and what this means for young people, classrooms and the processes of learning and education. Blogging on the 26th Dec (and yes, he blogged on 25th as well), he gives this outline of a paper he is soon

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I recently had the joy of another Beyond Empathy camp in northern NSW. A group of young people, carers, workers, young people and in some cases the children of young people…in on a Monday and out on a Friday…   with music, dance… the river, rock-climbing, painting, walking, conversations and I think even an argument

Young people, stretching yourself and what is worthwhile

I recently had the joy of another Beyond Empathy camp in northern NSW. A group of young people, carers, workers, young people and in some cases the children of young people…in on a Monday and out on a Friday…   with music, dance… the river, rock-climbing, painting, walking, conversations and I think even an argument

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Good old-fashioned education? High-tech cutting edge use of learner driven e tools? Truth is slippery and elusive as always. And there is no difference with the topic of young people, computers, learning, eduction, schools and all that goes with the growing upness of our young people. There is a sight called ‘Educational Insanity’  (kinda cool

Computers, teachers and young people

Good old-fashioned education? High-tech cutting edge use of learner driven e tools? Truth is slippery and elusive as always. And there is no difference with the topic of young people, computers, learning, eduction, schools and all that goes with the growing upness of our young people. There is a sight called ‘Educational Insanity’  (kinda cool

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Earlier this year I had the joy of being involved with a Forum for young people and health professionals to help develop a Youth Health Policy for New South Wales.  NSW Youth Health Policy consultation forum Healthy young people in NSW: Sparkling ideas for a positive future There is now a report of this Forum. You

NSW Youth Health Policy

Earlier this year I had the joy of being involved with a Forum for young people and health professionals to help develop a Youth Health Policy for New South Wales.  NSW Youth Health Policy consultation forum Healthy young people in NSW: Sparkling ideas for a positive future There is now a report of this Forum. You

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There are ongoing discussions about young people comparing today with times that have gone before and asking is ‘IT’ all better or worse? Are young people the same? Different? And if different then in what ways? All good conversations to have. And of course the ‘S’ topic comes up frequently. And I have heard this question

Young people and sex

There are ongoing discussions about young people comparing today with times that have gone before and asking is ‘IT’ all better or worse? Are young people the same? Different? And if different then in what ways? All good conversations to have. And of course the ‘S’ topic comes up frequently. And I have heard this question

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Working with young people who are doing it tough, is always tough… And a stand out factor in conversation in this work, whether formal or not, is the extent to which a person believes they are in charge of their lives…or not. Over and over again, this pops up as a feature. Believing we have some

Choice Theory

Working with young people who are doing it tough, is always tough… And a stand out factor in conversation in this work, whether formal or not, is the extent to which a person believes they are in charge of their lives…or not. Over and over again, this pops up as a feature. Believing we have some

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I recently spoke at a conference for youth workers in the Illawarra. I was asked to speak about young people and sex, is there a sexual revolution? the latest national survey, which gives us interesting data… In preparing for this I was in touch via email with Melissa Kang Senior Lecturer Department of General Practice

Sex and young people. Where are we up to?

I recently spoke at a conference for youth workers in the Illawarra. I was asked to speak about young people and sex, is there a sexual revolution? the latest national survey, which gives us interesting data… In preparing for this I was in touch via email with Melissa Kang Senior Lecturer Department of General Practice

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I am always delighted by fun and useful ways of asking people to do things. So the other morning while jogging, I spun by (well, slowed down even more really) a guy dressed in morning coat and top-hat. Unusual clobber for Sydney on a warm day…in fact any day really. And he handed me this: Card handed

Would you please…a delightful communication

I am always delighted by fun and useful ways of asking people to do things. So the other morning while jogging, I spun by (well, slowed down even more really) a guy dressed in morning coat and top-hat. Unusual clobber for Sydney on a warm day…in fact any day really. And he handed me this: Card handed

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This sign I recently found in the toilet of a health care facility for the aged and disabled.         Someone actually put their name on this sign. And gave their title which only adds to the strangeness of it all: ‘Team Leader. Aged and Disability Services.’ I have deleted the person’s name

An odd communication

This sign I recently found in the toilet of a health care facility for the aged and disabled.         Someone actually put their name on this sign. And gave their title which only adds to the strangeness of it all: ‘Team Leader. Aged and Disability Services.’ I have deleted the person’s name

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