If We're Going To Have 'British Values', Can We Add These?

Daniel Singleton | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Daniel Singleton

Teachers all over the country are trying to find ways to add the government's 'British values' to their lessons. The British values are: democracy th...

The Challenge Of Sporting Parents

Richard Shorter | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Parents
Richard Shorter

A sports coach may want to help a young person develop sporting character, but it is the influence of the parent who shapes a young person most. If sports teams wish to pursue glory, parents are one of their best assets.

A Taste Of Travel For Teens

Sonja Lewis | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

In one holiday, I became responsible beyond home, trustworthy, and gained a lot of credibility with Mama and ultimately my parents, too. This new status would serve me well later when I wanted to go out on dates, away for college, even move to New York.

Why All the Best Heroes Are Called Jack

Hazel Butler | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Hazel Butler

Jack as an archetype originated in Cornwall, but may have German roots originally. He's a stock character appearing in nursery rhymes and fairy tales dating back hundreds (potentially thousands) of years.

Defining the Recipe for Educational Success

Julie Booth | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

'I'm never going to put boundaries on myself ever again. I'm never going to say I can't do it. I'm never going to say "maybe". I'm never going to say ...

Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

Resilience - New Education Fad

Frank Furedi | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frank Furedi

Education has always been blighted by fads and interventions devised in the fields of business administration, scientific management, psychology and social policy. Resilience is the latest such import.

Male Film Tropes You'll Never See

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Lindsell

I enjoyed this Cracked article so much, I thought I'd explore a bit further. The article cheekishly suggests that Hollywood doesn't need more Strong F...

The Building Blocks of Character - Should Schools Be the Builder?

Xavier Bosch | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Xavier Bosch

Having worked in this area for many years, it is clear to me that a large part of the benefit of school attendance is what you learn outside the classroom, and the interactions with your peers, teachers and other staff. For some children, it could be the first time they interact with an adult beyond their immediate family.

Can You Conquer Your Fear of Failure?

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

The fear of failure is probably the single greatest obstacle to success in our lives. We can become totally preoccupied with not making a mistake and with seeking approval from our peers, our elders, our friends and everyone else we meet.

Fresh Starts

Laura Schnittger | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schnittger

Whenever one episode comes to its end, we wonder whether or not we used it right, miss the things we did not get to do and gain energy and enthusiasm for the up-comming challenges. Being thoughtful does not hurt at this point

A Father Between East and West

Asad Khan | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK
Asad Khan

In the early hours of Tuesday night (3rd of January 2012), I got a call at 3:00am that my beloved father, M. Afzal Khan, had peacefully passed away, a...