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‘Quality’ time…?

It has really hit home this weekend how important it is to stop, reflect, recharge the batteries and be kind to oneself. Even if it seems inwardly selfish. A sense of self-survival and self-nuturing is necessary. All too often we get caught up in life, in work, in school, in pressures…and all too often we forget to give ourselves the basics that will ensure we can keep aiming for quality.

Life has been busy for the last 3 months. Work has been busy. We haven’t forced blogs. We didn’t want to force ourselves into writing when we were tired. We didn’t want to ‘find something’ to write about – a ‘forced subject’. We didn’t want to take our focus away from the people we were working with to fit in time to ‘blog’. That would not have resonated with our souls.

We are currently doing lots of thinking about the world of ‘online’ connectivity. The potential 24/7. The potential of a tool for learning and connecting. The potential of it adding quality. The potential of it destroying quality. And striking that balance.

Quality is going to be the focus of the next few blogs. This blog begins with a recognition that we all need to give ourselves time to reflect and recharge our batteries in order to be able to aim for quality. We found a place to do that this weekend. And we valued it.

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A super start to the academic year…

We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Tondu Primary School. There was a lot of laughter, a lot of thinking, a lot of reflection and a lot of thoughtful connections being made by a dedicated staff of professionals.

 

Amongst the many experiences of the day, we took a look at this quote from Will Ryan’s book ‘Inspirational Teachers, Inspirational Learners’:

Community was at the heart of the day. There was a real sense of ‘playfulness’ and ‘seriousness’.

 

Thank you to all who took part.

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