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Ken Robinson says that creativity in education is as important as literacy. It gets a round of applause in this video. And so it should I reckon. Ongoing discussion from many sources about what is good and what is very not good about our education systems. Apart from anything else, I am always dismayed at the

Education & creativity

Ken Robinson says that creativity in education is as important as literacy. It gets a round of applause in this video. And so it should I reckon. Ongoing discussion from many sources about what is good and what is very not good about our education systems. Apart from anything else, I am always dismayed at the

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Yeah, you’ve heard of them…feelings…and so reading the Sydney Morning Herald of June 4th 2011 I was intrigued to read that Joe Forgas, that is, Professor Joe Forgas, says that we have 6 emotions…okay…what would you say they are? Go on, write them down now…or think about them…but better to write them down, so that

Emotions

Yeah, you’ve heard of them…feelings…and so reading the Sydney Morning Herald of June 4th 2011 I was intrigued to read that Joe Forgas, that is, Professor Joe Forgas, says that we have 6 emotions…okay…what would you say they are? Go on, write them down now…or think about them…but better to write them down, so that

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If you would like to see a spectacular dive by Matthew Mitcham, then check this out: http://www.wat.tv/video/matthew-mitcham-gold-medalist-wme1_2g79l_.html I hava confession…I read the Sunday newspapers…yes I know… they are crap. But they are ‘THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS’. And so I read the thing at the back of the ‘Life’ magazine which profiles various famous people (why aren’t

Gay okay…gay is good

If you would like to see a spectacular dive by Matthew Mitcham, then check this out: http://www.wat.tv/video/matthew-mitcham-gold-medalist-wme1_2g79l_.html I hava confession…I read the Sunday newspapers…yes I know… they are crap. But they are ‘THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS’. And so I read the thing at the back of the ‘Life’ magazine which profiles various famous people (why aren’t

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It’s all too easy to become sceptical, cynical, and just down on stuff. So here is a kinda nice vid of young people just doing some good stuff…and for others as well as themselves.

Young people doing good stuff

It’s all too easy to become sceptical, cynical, and just down on stuff. So here is a kinda nice vid of young people just doing some good stuff…and for others as well as themselves.

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This debate has been raging for some time. I continue to have no doubt that those on both sides care for our communities despite having quite different views about this topic. However, criticisms I have heard tend to be more directed at those who are pro harm minimisation. I have heard them described as ‘people who hate children.’

The war on drugs & De-criminalisation

This debate has been raging for some time. I continue to have no doubt that those on both sides care for our communities despite having quite different views about this topic. However, criticisms I have heard tend to be more directed at those who are pro harm minimisation. I have heard them described as ‘people who hate children.’

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This piece of research might be a little self serving for those of us who like to think of ourselves as ‘liberal.’ But it is also kinda interesting. ‘Liberals have more grey matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing

Our brains and our policitical views

This piece of research might be a little self serving for those of us who like to think of ourselves as ‘liberal.’ But it is also kinda interesting. ‘Liberals have more grey matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing

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The best way to do things is not always the most obvious. Youth work is often about dealing with the here and now stuff as well as the ‘…let’s try and help it be better in the future…’ type stuff. The following is from an interview on Radio National’s Health Report with Michael Marmot an

Radical health

The best way to do things is not always the most obvious. Youth work is often about dealing with the here and now stuff as well as the ‘…let’s try and help it be better in the future…’ type stuff. The following is from an interview on Radio National’s Health Report with Michael Marmot an

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You gotta love this…coz really it is out there…and showing us some new ways of doing things. Always a good idea. If nothing else…the idea of ‘watch the vid lecture at home’…then come to school and do your home work…where the teacher can help…is just great.

Education…is a good thing

You gotta love this…coz really it is out there…and showing us some new ways of doing things. Always a good idea. If nothing else…the idea of ‘watch the vid lecture at home’…then come to school and do your home work…where the teacher can help…is just great.

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I have written about Backtrack before, outstanding programme where young men get to handle, train, care for…border collies…and then take them to shows around the country where they compete at jumping. And the dogs win! If you haven’t seen them before you might take a look at this video. I was asked to write a

Really fine youth work

I have written about Backtrack before, outstanding programme where young men get to handle, train, care for…border collies…and then take them to shows around the country where they compete at jumping. And the dogs win! If you haven’t seen them before you might take a look at this video. I was asked to write a

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I don’t always understand Wes Fryer’s stuff about technology…but that’s because I’m from the 17th century…ish. What I do like about the man is that he keeps questioning just what good education is in the year 2011. He recently had this to say: ‘School leaders around the United States continue to spend HUGE amounts of

Schools again

I don’t always understand Wes Fryer’s stuff about technology…but that’s because I’m from the 17th century…ish. What I do like about the man is that he keeps questioning just what good education is in the year 2011. He recently had this to say: ‘School leaders around the United States continue to spend HUGE amounts of

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