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Life and what we can learn from it


Great challenge for March.  Let’s share memories.  Recalling positive memories makes us feel good.  In fact, the impact on our brains is similar to the experience itself.  Recalling positive memories stimulates the brain to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter which is linked to feelings of happiness. You may know that chocolate (as well as dates, bananas […]

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Self-esteem, teens & screens

I’m not sure now what prompted me to buy a copy of Amy Cuddy’s Presence. Only after I’d started sharing its content did someone point out there’d been an article about her in one of the Sunday papers and that she is the ‘wonder woman pose’ specialist.  That’s true, but there’s so much more.  Her […]

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Closing the gap …

Apologies if you were looking for a magic wand to address the gap linked to social disadvantage in schools.  Despite the fact that we’re all hopeful, I think most of us in education gave up the idea of a magic solution long ago.  Unlike many of the aspects of education you are accountable for, this […]

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