Starting point for Dadamac Sprinters

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Dadamac Sprints will get easier once the first “sprinters” have gathered the essential information that will help other sprinters to quickly get up to speed. Sprinters may be happy to simply jump in starting with where we are now, or they may like some background to make sense of it all. This gives both. Where… Read more »

The Dadamackathon Idea

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The Dadamackathon idea (which is really more of a Dadamac Sprint idea) emerged through a meeting with Tribers at the Escape School, so I’ll introduce the idea via a quote from the Escape School newsletter (this relates to Dadamac Foundation) Hello Tribers, Last week we had the pleasure of listening to Pamela sharing her stories… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence and Deep Listening

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“The Explainer: Emotional Intelligence,” defines the five elements of emotional intelligence and the ways in which these qualities define good leadership (and good living as well). I’ve a way to go yet, but I’d love these to be embedded in the “DNA” of Dadamac. Spoiler It’s best to see The Explainer: Emotional Intelligence video before reading… Read more »

Infants and a rainbow.

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A friend has asked me to note down an anecdote I told him. It was about when I was a teacher in rural Cornwall way back in the days before the National Curriculum. I taught in a tiny three-teacher village school. My class and I were the entire infant department, and back in those days… Read more »

Be encouraged my friends

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This post was prompted by a failed Skype call this morning. A friend and I were about to have a quick “smile and a wave” on Skype,  or maybe it would have been a longer heart-to-heart chat. I don’t know because the call failed. We’ve both written ‘be back later’ messages. I was going to… Read more »

My Thanks to the Open University

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Thanks to graduating through the Open University (OU) I’ve spent the last thirty or so years continuing to learn. Through the OU I became a confident learner, an independent learner and a life-long learner. My ongoing interests include ways that digital technologies disrupt education, and what that disruption can mean to teachers and learners. I’ve… Read more »