Category: Becoming

Reflections on belonging

In the last couple of weeks, the UK, and the world, has experienced the death of Queen Elizabeth II. This has been a moment, like many others in life, that has been accompanied by an unspoken, and spoken, expectation that

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Favourite newsletters

Over the last few years, I’ve retreated from social media more often and embraced being more selective about what knowledge I consume and how. One of the ways I chose to slow down my consumption of others’ voices and overcome

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This step.That drifting leaf.

Earlier this week, I marked 222 days of committing to a daily walk with the community @thismorningwalk In the most recent newsletter from Libby DeLana, we were invited to reflect on four questions about our journey so far. What inspired

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200 daily walks

In May of 2020, I reflected on how my childhood conditioned me for walking but that somewhere along the way, I lost the joy for it. In December of 2021, I joined Alex Elle and Libby De Lana in committing

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Reading in 2021

These are 9 of the 61 books I read in 2021 whose magic will remain with me. Musa Okwonga’s memoir, One of Them, will leave you in no doubt – should you have ever had any – that systemic racism exists

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About

Necklace @handmade.bytinni Hannah Tyreman is a Curriculum Designer at the Teacher Development Trust. Hannah has been an English teacher and Learning & Development Manager in Further Education settings in England, and a Head of Learning Design at the Chartered College of

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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 world. Her work has made an enormous difference to me being able to recover from

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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

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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

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What’s in a pause?

As we enter another period of national lockdown, I reflect on the power of a pause. Last year, I thoroughly enjoyed reading and scribbling all over @robpoynton‘s book ‘Do Pause’ for the fabulous @DoBookCo. One lunchtime, earlier on this year,

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Curating what I consume

I recently took some time away from the land of Twitter with its discriminatory algorithm, warring factions and complex ideas distilled into soundbites with the hope of discovering what might lie on the other side. If we become what we

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Urgent and important

A continuing journey with workload and delegation. When I was a teacher, I was largely able to dictate my own workload around my timetable; when to set essays and therefore when I’d do marking, how I’d plan lessons and when

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One foot in front of the other

Growing up, we would walk. Holidays would see us trek from our campsite to not so nearby places for lunch and back again, whatever the weather. Visiting our childhood holiday spots as an adult revealed quite how far our little

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The joy of disconnecting

As I sit under the boughs of a large oak tree, I gaze upwards through the sun-dappled leaves and catch a glimpse of possibility. It’s one of those idyllic moments in life that consist of pure and simple joy, at

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The right kind of 10% braver?

I’ve realised that for a long time, I was doing 10% braver all wrong. I’m writing this in case some of you are doing it wrong too, whether you’ve realised it yet or not. Following the WomenEd hashtag on Twitter

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