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The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point – Quartz

I’m just about to read one of Carol Dweck’s books, and I’ll read it with this in mind. Source: The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point – Quartz

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Type ‘Amen’, hit ‘like’…a follow-up

I’m very pleased to report that Facebook have warned people about the type of posts I was commenting on (some would say ranting about!), back in November. Granted, they are not citing the same reasons, but rather are concerned about … Continue reading

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What we are modelling when we hit ‘like’.

Increasingly, I am finding a particular kind of post clogging up my feed. It is the, ‘like’ if you think the person in the photo is cute, pretty, beautiful etc. The images may be children or teens with or without … Continue reading

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Purpose, Reason and Meaning

What was I doing? I’d got about a kilometre into my dog walk when I had a momentary panic; “did I put my Fitbit on?”. Scrabbling around in my cleavage (I know – not a good look, albeit an increasingly … Continue reading

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Calm Down – We’re Not That Busy

My friend shared this on Facebook. I guessed what it was about within a minute, and then I got irritated. Why? Surely it’s just a sweet reminder of how hard our mothers work? On it’s own, perhaps, but to me … Continue reading

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I wish someone had intervened… | Living Differently

I wish someone had intervened… | Living Differently.

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Teachers Without Work – A Self-help Guide

End of January, Australia. Schools are returning for the new academic year; Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are a rash of ideas, advice seeking and photos of shiny, tidy classrooms. Supermarkets, shoe stores and stationers are in a Back to School … Continue reading

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