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The wisdom of teenagers: life lessons from 42 special people

I’m teaching in a lovely summer school at the moment.  We have 42 Argentinian schoolgirls, bursting with energy and desperate to absorb every last drop of Englishness that they can.  They are a joy to be with.  When we were talking about collective nouns the other day, I told them […] Read more »

Wellbeing at work: what would work for you?

If you were running things where you work, what would you choose to do for your employees, to improve their wellbeing?  Put to one side for a moment the day-to-day health and safety and statutory obligations elements of running a business that employs people.  What would you do for your team […] Read more »

Intelligence is in the eye of the beholder… or is it?

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times during teacher training: differentiation.  It’s what teachers, and effective managers who are not necessarily teachers, do to bring the best out of their students, or team members.  Here we go: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. All you teachers […] Read more »