The power of podcasts #2

A while ago I wrote a post about some podcasts that I had been listening to and shared a few of my favourites with you. Last week, as I was reading some of the blogs that I follow which are based in the US, I heard about a podcast that has taken America by storm called Serial.…

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Back to school!

September is upon us and the new school term has started (if the children in your life are back yet that is!) As I work in Higher Education myself, this week has started with a bang as we welcome our new cohort of trainee teachers to our degree programmes. It’s probably no surprise then for…

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Educate series: Embracing honesty

It’s difficult to be honest and open sometimes. Honesty is powerful and an honest word can bring joy, relief, comfort or if used unwisely, pain. I’ve been reading and listening to some material recently that has had a significant impact on me due to the brave and honest voice of the speaker. The first source…

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Educate series: The power of podcasts

For the past two Saturday mornings, I’ve spent 30-40 minutes learning how to manage a team in the workplace, how to juggle family and worklife successfully (or at least try) and how to develop a consistent approach to blogging. I’ve loved it. Admittedly I’m a bit of a geek and love learning but to do…

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Educate series – Can we really have it all?

Today I’d like to recommend this TED talk to you. It’s by Ann Marie Slaughter who raises some pertinent points to consider when thinking about the value of ‘breadwinning’ vs ‘caregiving’. Is one really more important than the other? Why are the two still not viewed with equal significance? Ann Marie argues that ‘true equality…

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