For the past year, I have been experimenting with dressing for emotional empowerment. Sometimes I look like a banana or an angry tomato. Continue reading Colourful Emotional Empowerment or Dressing like an unsolved Rubik’s Cube?
What were the most popular posts on My Mashed Up Life this month? Read on to find out! Continue reading My Top 5 Posts This Month – January 2023
Imagine your classroom without a smartboard, without the internet. Unplug it all and think about what it would be like to teach without the trappings of modern technology. Continue reading The future of education: What if we switched off the Smartboard?
Those were the words that appeared on the text alert on my cell phone. Continue reading A Suspected Active Shooter Is On Campus
This is everything it promises to be; a memoir of secrets, lies and family love written in such an honest, open, captivating and truly moving way. Continue reading This week I’m reading: A Dutiful Boy by Mohsin Zaidi
Representation of neurodiverse young people is so important; books like these hold up not only a mirror, but also a window in which we can all get a glimpse of what it is like to experience the world differently. Continue reading Using “A Kind of Spark” to connect with students
Wow. What a book. Continue reading This week I’m reading: Last Lesson by James Goodhand
My students were all born this side of the year 2000, so it is highly likely that will be unfamiliar with this video until I show it to them. Continue reading “Stay” by Shakespears Sister and how I’m using it in my teaching