Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones As usual there was an intense amount of work left to cover and no time factored in to create connection. People say, ‘Jane how do you know what to do, what’s it like walking into a class you have never met and teaching them, do they mess about?’ A handwritten 2 page letter was left on the desk informing me of the 12 most troublesome children including: ‘f has ADHD, x, y and z are trying to be the alpha males, s is sooo lazy really stamp on him, t is aggressive, l calls out all the … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sticks and Stones

What do you LOVE to DO that helps you to BE?

A Random DiaBlog Sometimes we get so caught up and absorbed with the busyness of life that we forget what it’s like to just be.  What do you do LOVE to do, that helps you to connect to you amongst all the doing? How can we Be when we are so Busy Doing? Even when we are busy doing we can pause, take a breath and notice.  It’s that simple and something we can do throughout the day, yet often forget. Try it,  how do you feel now? I like to garden, there’s lots of jobs to do at the … Continue reading What do you LOVE to DO that helps you to BE?

Larfter, Kindnese, LOVE

For the past couple of weeks a small group of children aged 6 and up have met at our local hall, to play, have fun and build a little community.   My intention is to create a safe play space for the kids to turn up, lead,collaborate, co-create,  learn from each other and largely just ‘BE’. A weekly meet up for kids with little adult intervention, voice and rules, with a loose routine and structure. I’ve been teaching for 20 years, and seen our curriculum get more and more contrived, outdated, irrelevant and intense.  My favourite ever times for ‘teaching’ are now when … Continue reading Larfter, Kindnese, LOVE