Category: Inspire


A jar of golf balls and two cups of coffee

Paul Benson dropped me a very kind tweet and email to say thank you for the CI Writing page. The Challenge and Inspire page is collection of stories, an odd mix of coaching, philosophy and life fables I have bumped into or read on my teaching career. I just read through your Challenge & Inspire examples and…
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22 Oct ’12 0

Felix Baumgartner

Our Director of Progress gave a strong performance to an unsettled upper school audience this week, using the story of Felix Baumgartner to underline the importance of purpose and self direction. This evening, whilst listening to the television, I worked-up his slides as a way of showing my sincere appreciation for the way he handled that…
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20 Oct ’12 1


It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K. Rowling Now that’s quotes seem in tune with the twitter chat tonight and far more in tune than many X factor contestants.

6 Oct ’12 0

Kodu – that visual programming thing

Kodu – if you have not heard about it  – you need to. Here at Hamble College our ICT Department has been planning for its introduction for just under a year. Improving the graphics cards, in-house Kodu learning and training. For the past two weeks the team have been using Kodu as an introduction to programming, to promote and…
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7 Mar ’12 0

Our future

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. – Eric Hoffer For Mandie, a fab SEN coordinator who I met at Leadership Pathways Core Day 2.

6 Mar ’12 0

Hard times

The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King On Friday afternoon I made a call to a parent to share that their daughter had turned a difficult situation into a positive one. I…
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25 Feb ’12 0