Monthly Archives: February 2016

Teaching as a Profession

In my first posting I wrote about the remarkable distance my father travelled, from a tiny village in the north of Engand, Cambo in Northumberland, to Toronto, Canada, son of a gamekeeper and a housemaid to an eye doctor. My … Continue reading

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Education and Preparing for the Working World

  RiAus TV How do you explain to a teenager what it’s like to work for a living? Even articulate people are hard pressed to describe what they do at work, and the skills and aptitudes needed to do that … Continue reading

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Setting the Stage

Wallington Hall. Ken Crosby, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9269944 In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes about success. It’s not a recipe book on how to succeed. It’s more the opposite: about how certain (sometimes random) opportunities or advantages help people succeed. Advantages often … Continue reading

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