The unlikely President-elect Donald Trump has, whether you or I like it or not, led a successful campaign that has landed him in one of the most powerful positions in the World. Which makes me question what is required to be a success? Do values have to be sacrificed to be a success? Is controversy… Read more Measures of Success: Status, Values and Self-Promotion
As a teacher I would work probably on average 50 hours a week, often more, rarely less, and I was efficient. That does not account for parent’s evenings, interview evenings, open days or whole weekends spent supervising Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Teachers become experts at multi-tasking. The work load and demand on a teacher’s time… Read more Is a work-life balance only a work of fiction?
One of the appeals of teaching in a sixth form college was the fact I no longer had to teach physics. I could remain within the boundaries of my biological specialism, my main interests and passion. Physics was often too mathematical and abstract for me to find inspiration and excitement in. Translocate to eight years… Read more The Physics of Climbing Trees
We all get it. That twisted feeling in the stomach. The sleepless night. The fear of something new. It’s the culprit responsible for what I, and many people, call ‘comfy feet’. Why leave? Why change? I was a science teacher for the last 8 years and for most of that time I can say I… Read more The Fear of Something New