Tag: education

What’s your value? I know mine!

If they don’t respect, appreciate and value you, then they don’t deserve you. I thought I’d share with you the cover of our 13th edition of our Authors & Artists of Mannus, which has arrived hot off the printing presses. Every year since 2004 our literacy teacher Debbie Gadd,  with my support as Senior Correctional Education Officer,  has compiled an…

Today I’m a radical!

I wouldn’t have thought I was a radical but recent events have made me question myself. I will admit that I’m passionate, I’m excitable, I’m enthusiastic, I’m a fighter and I’m determined. Today I’m also adding the word radical to that description as I’m taking industrial action and am on strike for 24 hours due to the NSW State Government deciding…

Jailhouse Blues by Murray Cook

This article was written by Murray Cook, a fellow teacher at Long Bay Correctional Centre in Sydney and was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 27/8/16.  He sums it up very well and adds a human element to our case. Jailhouse Blues: Premier’s decision will rock may lives Pottering around the Blue Mountains Wintermagic festival recently, I heard…

Education beats crime

Education beats crime every day

I know I’ve mentioned it before on my blog (Not a good week, Wednesday 11/5/16, and this BuzzFeed interview) but I thought I’d share my latest foray into speaking out about this very important issue.  I was interviewed by a local TV station during the week and I don’t know about you but I really don’t like watching or hearing myself. Despite my insecurities I’m quite…

Smile and quote

Wordless Wednesday 11/5/16

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  I don’t usually add words to these  Wordless Wednesday posts believing that the picture tells the story but today is a bit different. The quote used with my photo is very fitting at the moment. This article tells a story which affects me and my colleagues. I rarely, if ever, talk about my work in my…

Weekly photo challenge: Creating the future

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter F. Drucker This week, it’s all about the future , where Jen asks us to share an image that represents the potential of things to come. My daughter just happened to graduate with her Masters of Politics and Public Policy this week so I am happy to say that…

Lunching with myself

Day 22’s task for of the Zero to Hero challenge is to draft a post for (another) blogging event to see what other opportunities there are for writing, publishing, and getting to know people in the blogosphere. I had a look at all the events and challenges listed as suggested and decided that I liked the idea of the Weekly Writing Challenge due…

things I just don’t get

Walking in the bush is very therapeutic I’ve decided. Despite not wanting to go out for a walk I needed to get up my 10000 steps for the day, so I forced myself to go, feeling slow & generally out of sorts. I let my body set the pace & just wandered the track instead of my usual head down…