Get rid of ANTs & Change your thinking!

This was originally written for the latest Generation Next Newsletter. Of late, more and more schools are asking me to work with their students as well as their staff. My most popular workshop at the moment is Learning to Bounce where we explore resilience. Resilience is generally accepted to mean the ability to bounce back after […]

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“Getting rid of the Dross”

Towards the end of 2012 I had two conversations with teachers in two different schools that made me stop and think. The first was with a principal who in response to my assertion that we overuse grades in school replied: I’ve heard all this before. But if we stop grading, we end up with kids […]

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5 things to do to recharge over the break

These were the parting words in my last Generation Next Newsletter article for 2012. All this year I’ve focused on student wellbeing. But for the next 5-6 weeks (in Oz, less in the US or Europe) it’s all about you. Make sure you take the time to recharge your battery over summer by doing these […]

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Can you help me raise $1000 for Men’s Health?

As you’ll be aware this month is Movember, the global initiative to raise awareness of Men’s Health, with particular emphasis on depression and prostate cancer. I will be growing a moustache in an attempt to raise $1000. You may think, “What’s the big deal about you growing a moustache? You’ve had a goatee as long […]

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