Relationships

To be in relationship is to be human – it’s as intrinsic to our survival as the air that we breathe. Our primal needs to belong, to be of significance, all play out within the fabric of our relationships.  We know ourselves through the knowledge of ourselves in relationship to others.  Neuroscience confirms the imperative forContinue reading “Relationships”

“Never let a good crisis go to waste”

Opportunity in the Time of Crisis A restorative approach views conflict as an opportunity for learning and growth. In the same way, viewing this time of crisis through a restorative lens can help us find opportunities for learning and growth. As educators, this time brings us opportunities to reflect differently on our known reality, andContinue reading ““Never let a good crisis go to waste””

One theme from the acronym RESTORE per week – from now until the end of the UK summer term, conveniently 7 weeks away!

So this week’s focus is recognition. I am currently reading a book called Everyday Ubuntu by Mungi Ngomane, Archbishop Tutu’s granddaughter. I am reading it slowly and taking it in deeply – and it is reminding me so much about the importance of recognising that ‘a person is a person through other persons’. In otherContinue reading “One theme from the acronym RESTORE per week – from now until the end of the UK summer term, conveniently 7 weeks away!”

RESTORE – Recognition. Empathy. Safety. Trauma. Opportunity. Relationships. Engagement.

There is widespread RECOGNITION that this pandemic has changed us all and how we view ourselves and our lives. However, everyone’s experience and attitude towards Covid-19 and the subsequent Lockdown has been different and continues to change as we become ever used to our ‘new normal’. The next phase is for us to support each other throughContinue reading “RESTORE – Recognition. Empathy. Safety. Trauma. Opportunity. Relationships. Engagement.”