A few years ago I received a gift from my PhD supervisor . . .
A pair of two miniature Dutch clogs.
It was a gentle reminder that I needed to take baby steps to finish my PhD.
At the time, I was touched by the gift (the clogs looked so sweet). But […]
In an Instagram perfect world, it’s easy to feel like you don’t quite measure up.
The standards are ridiculously high.
All those perfect bodies, perfect meals, perfect smiles and perfectly decorated homes can make you feel lousy.
Could all these perfect images be messing with your brain?
This why late last year I took the […]
Is there such a thing as being naturally smart?
I don’t think so.
Students who look like they are naturally smart just have a bit of a head start on the rest of the class.
From the outside, it looks like easy street for these ‘smart’ students. They are […]
A few months ago I asked 250 students in year 7 the following question:
“What advice would you give students starting year 7 next year?”
To put this in context, these students had just been through a period of massive disruption. Not only had they started at a new school, with new […]