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Three quick tips to avoid the trap of tick-boxing

  Three ways to get out of “another fine mess I got me into” Imagine you have just made a really dumb mistake. Like deleting and trying to retrieve day’s worth of laborious data entry. You will know the feeling ……it’s like unscrambling this brainteaser puzzle below without a pen! You have to do it mentally without leaving any guiding …

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A Holi Life!

An explosion of colour I have a friend who honestly and humbly told me recently that all they really ever hoped of life was to love and feel loved, a sense of belonging and to be able to make a real personal contribution.  I think this is a very clear and honest take upon what lies behind most of the …

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Second-hand lessons from first-hand failures

This is a sobering poster, seen in a classroom used regularly by safety trainers for the offshore oil industry. Have you ever had to teach or been taught from someone else’s notes? It can be stilted, awkward and lacklustre, however thorough your preparation is.  Ah, there’s nothing like working with your own interpretation of a subject in any teaching situation! Thoughts of my earliest attempts …

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