Let curiosity, connection and quiet moments lead the way.

Words to live by – Hannah Tyreman

I am an educator, creator, walker, reader and writer. This space is where I capture my search for joy and knowledge through reading, writing and creating.


Through writing, I document my journey in search of joy and knowledge. I traverse aspects of my work in online learning, education and research and I wander through wellness, becoming and being. I embrace complexity, uncertainty and learning.

Online teacher CPD: principles from research and practice

In my capacity as an Advisory Board member for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Teacher Development Fund, which aims to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, I was asked to deliver a short presentation to the latest group of

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Accessible by design

A few years ago, I started work with a colleague who uses a wheelchair. One day, we travelled down to London together. It was in spending this time with them that I noticed just how many barriers were created in the way of their engagement

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Singapore in spring

We landed in Singapore eating skittles from a bag. One more leg to go before arrival in Oz. Planning our days, our tasty meals, our walks on beaches, and swims in the sea. We were met with masked faces, and temperature scanners set-up to assess

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Reading in 2020

Ever since the days of Biff, Chip and Kipper, I have loved escaping in the endless number of worlds offered by books. There was a large chunk of my life when, contrary to expectations as I studied English and later taught it, I pretty much

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Nurturing a garden of knowledge

I recently revisited my Gallup Strengths Finder results to focus a magnified lens on my strengths. One of my strengths is that of ‘Input’. I am described as follows: ‘You are inquisitive. You collect things… Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you.

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Embracing your ancestry

There is complexity in the faces of your ancestors and the jobs they held: manager, milliner, miner. The pastimes they enjoyed: dancing, writing, walking. The courage in their roles as activist, parent, glass-ceiling-smasher. A choice to be made: dwell here in the warmth or press

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‘The voice within you that says, “This is not okay” is a direct call from the basic goodness of your spirit. Pick it up. Every time.’

Words to live by – Cleo Wade, Where to Begin


Books are an open ticket for a platform in the direction of ‘you, this world and beyond’. This ticket will transport you away from this world with its disorienting noise, its demands, expectations and the things of which you’ve grown weary. You’ll journey through new faces, voices and places that echo of things once known. Books are a beacon to guide me home, carrying more joy and knowledge than I packed when I left.


‘There is something threatening about a woman who is not occupied with children. There is something at-loose-ends feelings about such a woman. What is she going to do instead? What sort of trouble will she make?’


‘One after another, he tossed pebbles into the swamp of my mind, but instead of coming to rest on the bottom, they continued to drift deeper and deeper down without end.’

Audre Lorde - The masters tools will never dismantle the masters house

‘We do not have to romanticize our past in order to be aware of how it seeds our present. We do not have to suffer the waste of of an amnesia that robs us of the lessons of the past rather than permits us to read them with pride as well as deep understanding.’

‘Burn the house down in search of yourself. don’t you dare ever stop looking. don’t you dare ever think you won’t be worth the finding.’

Words to live by – F D Soul, between you & these bones


A search for joy and knowledge demands creative collection and curation. I gather and share collections and resources related to my work in online learning, education and research

Making Mondays better

I recently came across Selina Barker’s work, her Monday Crew podcast and her book, Burnt Out: the exhausted person’s guide to thriving in a fast-paced

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A collection of articles, technologies and guides to creating accessible content online and beyond. View and explore

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Online communities

A collection of articles, research, blogs and videos exploring effective practice in the creation of online communities within the education sector and beyond. View and

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