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Academic v Practical – the Glass Ceiling Effect

Question?… Why is Sir Alex Ferguson, someone who left school at 16 after apparently showing little interest in school now being asked to lecture at places like Harvard and Stanford Business Schools? It’s ironic that Sir Alex never went to University; so why do we have a system which champions academic kids over more practical ones.

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The Power of Why

I recently saw an inspiring TED talk by Rita Pierson, a teacher from the US who talked about ‘every kid needs a champion’. It was a talk full of honesty about the challenges of teaching. It really gave an insight into being a teacher and the passion required.

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How to build young people’s character

When ‘building character’, what we are really talking about is developing resilience, one of the most important personal attributes required on the journey of life. It is a particularly important attribute if a young person is to achieve their potential.

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