Get comfortable being uncomfortable

Some things I've tried to find the magic

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Innovative education

There are notable education environments that are approaching learning differently already. Here are some examples: Finland- The main focus of learning is for the students to find happiness. School weeks are around 20 hours long and some days are 3 hours, including a lunch or break time. Every school has a similar philosophy and students … Continue reading Innovative education

Is education creating the world we need?

Is this the question that needs answering? Since 2010 I have worked in a variety of educational environments: a pupil referral unit, a grammar school, comprehensive (state) schools in London, a sixth form college and an international school. I have seen some amazing educators and some amazing programs implemented, however, I still feel that we haven't … Continue reading Is education creating the world we need?

Who’s more clever, a 5-year-old or an ivy league professor?

Who's more clever a 5-year-old or an ivy league professor? Ivy league professor: Clearly the dollars. Gold has no role in money and monopoly money is just pretend. 5-year-old: The gold coin. The others are just pieces of paper.   Mike: So Zimbabwe had a hyperinflation a few years ago. Sarah: Oh here we go … Continue reading Who’s more clever, a 5-year-old or an ivy league professor?

3 ways to find happiness in daily life

I am by no means perfect and definitely am not a happy-clappy guy all the time, but I have found certain habits can make me feel happier each day. 1. Be grateful Appreciation is the antidote to feeling sad; it is impossible to feel negative and grateful at the same time. Find three things every day … Continue reading 3 ways to find happiness in daily life

Time

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with £86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every penny, of course!! Each of us has such … Continue reading Time