Success and learning

I’ve been in Birmingham for the past couple of days at a safeguarding “congress”. The organisers made a good attempt at building a programme around the joint concerns of safeguarding children and safeguarding adults. There was input on a series of hot topics including presentations from Eileen Munro, SCIE and Ofsted. As the debate wore…

Why Kids Need To Fail To Succeed

Paul Taugh, who just authored the book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character, argues the qualities that matter most to children’s success. As someone who is heavily involved in youth development this was an extremely interesting read on the qualities we should highlighting and developing. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/why-kids-need-to-fail-to-succeed-in-school/article4513436/?service=mobile http://tjtibbs.com/2015/11/19/why-kids-need-to-fail-to-succeed/

The Three Dolls

The Three Dolls   A sage presented a prince with a set of three small dolls. The prince was not amused. “Am I a girl that you give me dolls?” – He asked. “This is a gift for a future king,” Said the sage. “If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear…

Beginning Today

Hello, World! Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday. It is in the past and the past will never change. Only I can change by choosing to do so. Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it. But…

Redefining How You View Your Purpose In Life

I started thinking about my purpose in life and what it truly meant. I smiled thinking about the happiness I feel when I sit down to contribute new pieces of my soul to the world through writing. I paused briefly in those moments to think about the definition of purpose. I have always been one…

I am not shy around women – Buhari

President Mohammdu Buhari has expressed shock over comments credited to one Gideon Samani that he (Buhari) is shy around women, a development which informed less number of women in the ministerial nominations. To set the record straight, the President said the assertion was totally false, saying that he has never been shy around the opposite…

Moving Depths

All are moving depths, Distances, Reaching after success, Full of mission, Eventually despair, Walking on a shore, With a nearby hurricane, Watching over us, Crawling steadfast, We rely in instinct, Solely in it, Which survival learned shall use, Which unnecessary, There is an hour, Of solace, And prosperity, Only an hour, In time the wind…