GemBook May 8th

Explore the world of Labyrinths – very calming and cleansing Why is there no ‘Old Adult’ litereature? When there is ‘Young Adult’ literature. Check out SSRN for research trends and interests NowCasting v ForeCasting – eg earthquakes can’t be predicted, by can be diagnosed as imminent with warning signals. “I’m so far in it would take as much time to turn back.” – Morgan Check out Bookplates. One-off creators (Picasso, Dylan) v Iterative artists (Cezanne, Cohen) Live adventurously. Try micro-adventures. Walk the doorstep mile.

Redacted Poems

Not sure what it is, but going through print articles in the local newspaper and circling words that have an import as I read them is quite therapeutic! And then to redact the rest of the text often leaves a mysterious message in the remainder.

GemBook May 1st

A few gems from my week at end of April “Cherish, conserve, consider, create.” – Lou Harrison Some curious elders – Iggy Pop, Palu McCartney, Rolling Stones “The older I get,The less I feelThe needTo be includedUnderstoodOr accepted.” “Introverts are capable of acting like extroverts for the sake of work they consider important, people they love, or anything they value highly.” In learning, look at tasks, not topics. “If I’d asked the people what they wanted I would have built a faster horse.” – Henry Ford Dress better than the audience. “I think communication is so firsbern.” – Steve Martin

Mini-Zine

Couldn’t help myself creating this little zine about our visit to Jurassic World. Anything to brighten the day of my grandchildren – anyone really. I know I’m the world’s worst illustrator and designer – I normally just steal from others – but sent it to the little fella in the mail and I’ll bet he takes it to school to show his teacher. That’s thing about experimenting, you never know where it may end up. And if you are motivated to help others and add joy to their life, then it generates a trail of good wishes.

Speech Competition Coaching

Does your child have an upcoming speech that may need some support? Are they entering a competition that needs some finessing? Well, first, congratulations to them for putting their hat in the arena! What a brave decision to stand in front of peers and judges and to share your views and thoughts. Bravo. Speechmaking is an important skill that makes a huge difference to everybody’s career, and if this skill is mastered at school, then success in their career is well assured. Every job, every workplace is full of people that would rather not speak in front of others, so

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12 Types of Humour

The art of the tip sheet really helps with understanding. To be able to summarise all the necessary information into a one-pager saves time – certainly in comparison to watching videos, reading long-form text and wading through pages of distractions and irritations. Here’s my latest info sheet – all about my favourite topic – humour.

Tip Sheets Are the Go

Creating simple tip sheets that capture the key information and ideas for a project is still as simple a support material as you need – even in this digital age.

Fly the Feedback Flag

Would you take feedback from someone you don’t respect? Probably not. Just like you wouldn’t take advice from anyone who doesn’t have the credibility to be respected. So those who provide a view about your performance, your actions, your intent, had better be well-regarded by me to take any notice. Otherwise it’s so hard to acknowledge your contribution. I don’t feel so blinded and lacking in self-awareness that I’ll still probably listen to the advice to see if it might apply – but generally you had better be qualified in what you advising. Otherwise, I couldn’t really be less interested

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Tech Tools Teachers Can’t Live Without

…. in this remote and virtual world We asked a range of teachers “Which bit of software do you absolutely need to help you with remote teaching?” They’re top ten plus one answers were: Zoom – for video/voice face to face group calls 2. Storyboard – create visual boards for telling a story 3. Edpuzzle – lesson creating based on videos 4. Peardeck – use to create interactive lessons 5. Jamboard – interactive whiteboard system 6. Kami – applies interactivity to a document 7. Google Classroom – file sharing app for assignment sharing 8. Quizizz – gamified quiz maker 9.

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Routines

It is often identified as a characteristic of personal success to have a set routine each day, or even for each week (Monday is washing day, Tuesday is cleaning day). This creates momentum and ensures good things happen. Workers, sportspeople, entrepreneurs, business people are all said to go through their routine and this contributes to their success in whatever arena they put themselves. The daily routine can however be stifling. A worker who goes through their morning, afternoon and evening routine is often set in their way and while this M.O will get the job done – efficiently – it

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