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This is an interesting concept. It probably can be done on a daily basis and could be genuine if we all worked together. This would be a great way to reward those in the classrooms if it were done well. I mean celebrate the accomplishments of children and their teachers. Together, they share the potential of co-creating a new world in each moment.

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

There are good people in all walks of life. In education there are some really good people, who have committed their lives to nurturing future generations to enjoy learning and continue with learning throughout their lives. As a nation, we celebrate sporting achievements and attend a range of musical festivals but rarely do we come together to celebrate education.

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

This weekend was the inaugural “London Festival of Education” at the Institute of Education. Over 1500 people attended this event, with both participants and speakers giving freely of their time and money. Spending time in the company of like-minded folk is rewarding in itself. Being able to share ideas without repercussions is always enabling and allows…

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Rhythm of Life

I started out with Hole in the Doughnut as a title for this poem. That had played in the recesses of my mind off and on all day. But as the poem wrote itself, I realized that might too trite even if it seemed accurate. Who has eaten a doughnut without a hole? The hole completes the doughnut. Without the hole the doughnut is a bagel.

Busy trying to fill a hole–

Plug a gap

But to no avail–

So futile;

Go dig a hole in the ocean.

Hole and whole indivisible;

Not just a play on words–

Are complete only together

Beauty in paradoxical relationship.

It invites

Calls to us

Embraces fully

Adds welcome tension–

The rhythm of life lived.

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