FROM THE LECTERN
Robot or Alien? - Fitting In
February 2017 - Does it take courage to fit in, or to choose not to fit in? For some it can take a lot of courage just to be in a situation where that question is asked.
February 2017 - Everyone has the ability to be courageous. Courage is not something you have or don’t have.
Why do Teachers Teach?
January 2017 - The role of a teacher at this school goes beyond that of imparting knowledge in the classroom. Here their role is much bigger; they give knowledge but also time.
What is the Point of Reading Books?
January 2017 - The German author and philosopher Franz Kafka commented that books should be like ice-picks and break the frozen seas of emotions within us as we read them.
Perseverance: I will persist until I succeed
October 2016 - A positive attitude is fundamental to persistence - we need to believe we are gaining and learning - even from our mistakes.
Daniel Kahneman – Thought and Action
October 2016 - Often I hear people say that happy people smile more, but now I wonder if it is the case that people who smile might be happier.
Quadrophenia and Personal Identity
September 2016 - The album Quadrophenia is all about personal identity and the lengths people will go to 'fit in'. It is important to be yourself and to allow others to be themselves.
Going Swimming and The Right Attitude
September 2016 - Get ready to swim in the 'alive water' of life.
Richard Feynman&The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
September 2016 - It is important to know what things are called, but I want to appeal to you to be curious about the world and to ask questions of it.