Common Cause, Confidence & Community Cohesion
My background is not in teaching. It is in journalism and writing, a profession that has taken me around the globe and into harms way as I have been assigned to dangerous places ranging from the streeets of Belfast during ‘The Troubles’ through to conflicts in the Middle East. Yes, I have given lectures but they have almost exclusively been about my chosen calling and again I used to volunteer to take a class in editorial writing at my childrens’ old high school but that’s the sum total of my teaching experience.
And so I was a little taken aback when Dr. Stephanie Shelburne asked me to teach an online Violence Prevention Programme.
Resilience! What is it? And how can you get some???
The word RESILIENCE has become quite the buzzword in current media and marketing. Terms and concepts related to the idea of being resilient seem to pack quite a bit of value-added to products and services that claim to make you more resilient.
Clearly, as a public, we love the word and we love the idea of being resilient but what does it really mean?
Emergent Cooperative Learning at Home
This precious moment is one not to be squandered needlessly.
As a family, we’re in the process of designing an emergent, cooperative learning strategy at home in response to the sudden opportunity we have to be home together due to the COVID-19 situation. So many families are doing their own version of this. At the moment our version, involves art, music, self-care, physical activity, and land-based learning. It is specific to what is right for us at this particular time.