It’s life, but not as we know it: virtual meetings in lockdown

In the age of lockdown, Zoom has been a lifesaver for keeping in touch with friends and colleagues, but don’t expect to replicate ‘common-place’ meetings.  Given that virtual work meetings look as though they’re going to be with us for some time to come, it might be worth considering what we can do to make …

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Too many emails? Can’t switch off? Time for a #phonefast

  Sunday evening sees this twitter activity Sustaining resilience is all about developing helpful habits. Monday morning: I’m pretty well prepared for my trip to a conference in Manchester.  All I have to do is to pack my suitcase and organise lunch.  I unplug my phone from its charger and turn it on.  The usual …

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Understanding the Gap – one child at a time

It’s a warm day in June and we are gathered for the Beach Teaching School Alliance’s (BTSA) second project leaders’ day to consider how everyone is getting on with the stated intent to facilitate ‘a holistic approach to high quality provision for disadvantaged children’ across 35 schools, an initiative funded as a result of many …

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