Monthly Archives: June 2012

Learning Styles Matter

Jun 20th, 2012

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Learn­ing styles are cer­tain­ly some­thing we should all be aware of with young chil­dren but I think we should also work out how each of us learns as an adult. What are our strengths and weak­ness­es? How could we learn from col­leagues, those in a dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tion (old­er or younger)? Cer­tain teach­ing meth­ods fos­ter spe­cif­ic […]

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Should We Frankly Discuss Our Own Mistakes?

Jun 19th, 2012

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Per­haps the time is nigh for me to do so. I recent­ly read an arti­cle by a UX blog­ger in which he implied fail­ure is a good thing. How else can we learn? After near­ly five months of de-tox­ing from my child­care job of four years and reflect­ing on the expe­ri­ence, here’s where I went […]

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I Know How Babies Feel!

Jun 19th, 2012

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I’ve encoun­tered trau­ma – many dif­fer­ent kinds: mov­ing 4000 miles from my home and fam­i­ly, my father dying sud­den­ly (recov­ery, of sorts, for me eas­i­ly took 2 years), sundry car acci­dents, a grown son in a car acci­dent where some­one died (through no fault of his and yet he was sued!), a so-called ‘friend’ defraud­ing […]

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Plants and Children

Jun 15th, 2012

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My hus­band is always full of analo­gies to try and help me clar­i­fy my thoughts – usu­al­ly they relate to the ear­ly care of babies and young chil­dren. I’ve found an anal­o­gy of my own! Last week I was talk­ing to an old friend who is car­ing for her step-grand­­daugh­­ter. She has nev­er had chil­dren […]

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