I was a Headteacher .. I was a midday manager .. a teaching assistant and a very committed teacher . I also stacked shelves at Wilkos.. and worked in banking.. and in the deep dark past I worked in a greengrocer’s and florist’s . I’m now Boundless- I’m a consultant , a coach and an… Continue reading Ever been asked who you are and answer with what you do? Navigating Boundless horizons.
My foundational purpose as an educator has been ensuring that emotional intelligence( EQ) and emotional literacy is embedded at the heart of everything and leading learning, so that effective cognition is facilitated, thus deep and connected learning develops, and that the whole ethos of a school , or classroom, is focused on balancing secure sense… Continue reading Boundless: Serious not fluffy playful curiosity.
It’s almost a week since the last Northern Rocks conference and I’ve been musing about the effect the day had on me ever since . When I left my Headship I felt like the heart of me had died a little, at times, a lot- there were moments I wondered whether it was even possible… Continue reading Boundless Rocks
The clear bead at the center changes everything. There are no edges to my loving now. I’ve heard it said there’s a window that opens from one mind to another, but if there’s no wall, there’s no need for fitting the window, or the latch. RUMI This poem arrived on the last day of a… Continue reading Removing the boundaries, Boundless horizons.
I shared an image from Kobi Yamada’s book, ‘Maybe’ this morning. It considers the potential of an individual and explores the possibilities this may offer. This has been on my mind for so many reasons recently, on a personal scale and in light of the impact of ‘ individuals on a global scale right now.… Continue reading Boundless Possibilities
When offered a box of chocolates and invited to choose one, so many thoughts and sensations may govern your eventual choice. You may need to look at the selection description, you may be considering how you feel, your favourites, or one may catch your eye. Or you may refuse one. Right now, you may be… Continue reading Decisions, decisions….#IWD 2022 #RWL
I started to write about transformation being the starting point for Boundless Learning, then scribbled that out, because I realised I’d always been Boundless Learning -it’s just now that i am ready to share it widely, and my own horizons are expanding. I am fortunate to be working with passion and purpose to inspire learning… Continue reading The future is Boundless
Today I am taking a trip to London. It’s my first trip on a train for a long time and I’ll admit, although I’m excited, I’m also apprehensive. Meanwhile, it’s end of term where I live, and even though I’m not in school as a headteacher any more, the children and staff I have… Continue reading Journeying
I’ve been mulling over some questions that floated my way on a sea of Boundless Learning talk. One was about teaching Greater Depth in Reading, the other was about how to fit in Reading for Enjoyment. I am a reader-I can’t really remember learning to read, and I see coloured images in my head. I… Continue reading Read me, destination unknown..
Last week, I led a session where I asked, ‘What has inspired you this week?” This was at the start of a journey of discovery with an amazing group of people and their comments were inspirational nuggets of hopes in story form. I always find I return to the importance of stories, the intertwined events… Continue reading The stuff of legends