Happy (belated) New Year!
I don’t really do New Year Resolutions, but this year I’ve found a few ideas that I’m going to use to guide my thoughts and actions.
The first is one of my favourite quotes:
“It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness”.
The second is Neil Gaiman’s New Year’s Wish:
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
Read the full thing here
And with all those things in mind, I’ll be announcing the first candle tomorrow when we’re back at school – I’ll be organising a weekly get together for teachers to come and chat, share problems and ideas and make new connections. Inspired in part by Teachmeets, and by Richard Kennett’s idea of ‘Teacheats’ in school
. Hopefully it’ll be the first of many!