Tag Archives: education

Literacy in prisons – breaking the cycle with picture books

This is a 5-minute video about the NZ Howard League for Penal Reform’s Literacy programme in prisons. It’s an organisation I support that is doing wonderful work to help the 50% of inmates in NZ prisons who are illiterate, so … Continue reading

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How Dyslexics Learn: Grasping the Nettle

Whilst we’re on the subject of dyslexia, if you’re wanting to know more about it, you might like to take a look at How Dyslexics Learn: Grasping The Nettle, co-written by my Mum. “By dyslexics for dyslexics of all ages, … Continue reading

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How We Suppress Genius and Creativity – TED Talk by Scott Sonnon

For all the amazing people with the gift of dyslexia .  This is a very moving and inspirational speech from Scott Sonnon at TEDx, reaching out to educators, parents, and other influencers.  It also speaks to how violence interrupts or … Continue reading

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‘Teaching Tolerance’ resources website

Just found this wonderful resource website for educators who wish to teach tolerance and diversity in their classrooms. There are magazines, classroom activities, blogs, and much more. They are also looking for teachers to blog for them – paid! Pass … Continue reading

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Compassionate Educator – Emotions and environment

What kind of an environment are you creating in your classroom or school?  What kind of behaviours are you noticing from both yourself and the students?  How much of a connection is there between the two?  Once you’ve read through … Continue reading

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Compassionate Educator – Safety and Trust

Here’s another little Educators soundbite from the NVC series.  Once you’ve read through this one, sign up for the weekly emails, and/or forward the link onto someone you think might benefit from this.   Alternatively, click on the ‘Like’ button on my … Continue reading

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NVC Compassionate Educator Tips

How can we use NVC (Nonviolent Communication)  in our schools and other educational establishments?   Well, the NVC website has started weekly tips on different topics.  This third one is ‘Compassionate Educator Tips’  to help educators develop positive learning environments.  They’re little soundbites, so once you’ve read … Continue reading

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