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ABC OF INQUIRY – COMFORT ZONE ABC of Inquiry- COMFORT ZONE “I hope in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something” Neil Gamain’s words … Read More


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Back To School -Madeline Finn and the library dog

Each day we have been reviewing books that support different topics or issues in the classroom. We recently reviewed  ‘Madeline Finn and the Library Dog’ Written and Illustrated by Lisa Papp Published by Old Barn Books. The review and suggested learning activity can be found in our BeConWiz BOOK ROOM, along with lots of other reviews in the Back To School section. … Read More

Finding the potential in problems- another site of failure?

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finding potential in problems- another site of failure?

Finding the potential in problems – another site of failure? by Mary-Denese Holmes This continues our exploration of sites of failure and how we might deal with the expectations buried in all sorts of daily-lived life. Today I was reviewing the book “What Do You Do With A Problem?” by Kobi Yamada & Mae Besom 2016, Compedium Inc. The text is well … Read More

Helicopter Parents and Building of Resilience and Grit

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helicopter parents

Helicopter Parents and Building of Resilience and Grit Post written by Mary-Denese Holmes I have heard, of late, the term “Helicopter Parents” being applied to parents engaged in the life work of growing-up the children and young people in their care. At the outset I need to be clear that I include in the term ‘parents’ the many and various … Read More

The many faces of failure

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I sit writing this among the clutter and chaos of children and adults packing to return to HaNoi after seven weeks of holidays. The dog has gone into a decline and is hiding under the bed, this is way too much drama for him. There is goodwill aplenty; noise at ear-splitting levels and the all available energy fast diminishing. It … Read More