Category: Reflection

Change….WHAT?!

Change… we all go through it, whether it is the transition from one school to another, to a new home, to a new job or new responsibilities. As a year 6 teacher, at this time of year I see first hand the differing reactions to change. I have pupils who are eager for the change…
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June 22, 2013 1

It ain’t what you do …

“There is more than one way to skin a cat” apparently, although I cannot say that I have tried any of them. In life we are faced with hundreds of things to do every day, and we can choose how we do them. Does it make a difference how we do things, or are the…
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June 1, 2013 0

Success

1986, was not only the best year to be born (not biased at all..) but was also the start of one of the most successful careers in football management. As you may have heard (or not if you are like my sister!) Alex Ferguson retired as manager of Manchester United Football Club. For me this…
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May 25, 2013 0

Tales of the unexpected.

One aspect of being involved in Chennai Challenge is the unexpected. Many times in India we have had an unexpected situation that we have had to deal with, some positive and some not, all of which have added to the experience. This weekend is a little unexpected. Well not the weekend itself, but the fact…
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May 4, 2013 0

Come on….take on the challenge….

I love trying new, different things and challenging myself.  For me going through life without any challenges at all would be pretty boring, right? Going from day to day being able to do every single thing with ease and confidence is just too easy, yes? When we create challenges for ourselves we create excitement, we…
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April 27, 2013 0

Who’s up for a challenge?

There seem to be a lot of challenges around in life at the moment. When I say this I am not thinking of all of the problems of the world, recession  and the like, I am more thinking about things that are offered and advertised as a challenge for our entertainment. Just to think of some of…
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April 6, 2013 0

Hot Cross Buns, Chocolate Eggs and Dr Who!

YES, after weeks of no chocolate, cakes or anything sweet the day has finally arrived when I can fill my boots with it all! Lent is over and the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend brings tasty treats (including my first attempt at Hot Cross Buns: recipe below), a long weekend and the return of the popular tv…
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March 31, 2013 2

Born to be a leader….

Leadership – this month has seen global changes in leadership; a new pope, a new archbishop of Canterbury and not to be left behind, we at Chennai Challenge are developing our leadership and management structure.  This got me thinking about the phrase commonly heard, ‘born to be a leader.’   Some people believe that leaders are…
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March 23, 2013 2

Lent, generosity and choice

It’s lent and so a time where many people decide to give something up. Favourites seem to be chocolate, biscuits, cake or coffee. Some people do all of them! There are also those who will give up a particular activity, such as Facebook or watching TV. However my favourite lent activity is not giving up, but…
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March 16, 2013 3

What’s in it for me?

For a lot of people, motivation is hard to come by. In order for them to do something, anything, there has to be a very obvious benefit or reward for them, or why bother? As a society we try to use rewards and punishments to keep our society working as we what it to, in…
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March 2, 2013 0