Category: Teacher Healer Blog
Blog: Arts and sports are the essence of life – not optional extras
So why do I believe that sports and arts are the essence of life? Why do I believe they should be the heart and soul of the curriculum? Because they teach us what it is to be human. Because they connect us with our ancestors. Because they have and always will be our ‘culture’. They…
Blog: What we need in a leader
There’s something more we want (and need) from our leaders. It’s deeper than physical and materials needs. We need our leaders to see us in all our humanness.
Blog: If change is the only constant, why do we ask kids to plan so far ahead?
If there’s one thing that has become very clear to me over the past few weeks (and years), it is that nothing stays the same forever. We are all vulnerable to the unexpected. The pandemic has taught us all that literally anything could happen at any time. So why doesn’t school reflect this?
Blog: School can break us, but it can heal us too: This is my story.
This is the story of what it’s been like to be a ‘gay’ teacher in a changing world. It’s a story of sadness, but it’s also a story of hope; because so much has changed since I first started teaching.
Blog: We need to teach that rights come hand in hand with responsibility
What I’ve determined is this. Rights you have – yes. Some rights are more obvious and permanent than others. Other rights are more like privileges – they exist provided you are equally willing to meet your civil responsibilities.