A New Year’s Message to Inspire

January 9, 2019 0

A New Year’s Message to Inspire This week I received the new year’s message from Avaaz, an organisation I support and greatly admire. Their message could have come straight out of Values and Visions. Ricken Patel says, “Powerful forces are moving in our world. It feels like much is waiting to be born, both great […]

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A Practical Tool for Living in a Volatile World

September 23, 2018 1

A Practical Tool for Living in a Volatile World “One autumn morning the wind had blown all the leaves off the trees and was trying to blow the branches off. Piglet’s ears streamed behind him like banners. ‘Mind you don’t get blown away, little Piglet.’ said Eeyore. ‘You’d be missed”“ (Milne, A. A., 1979). Right […]

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Potatoes and Plates: An Affirming Start to the New Year

September 1, 2018 0

Potatoes and Plates: An Affirming Start to the New School Year We all want to know our new students’ names and have creative ways of doing this. My favourite, however, is a classic Values and Visions activity (from our section on SELF). I have been using it for years and find the students love it. […]

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Walk the corridor in their shoes

August 19, 2018 0

Walk the corridor in their shoes Back-to-school for teachers generally means getting back into gear, checking your timetable, preparing your classroom and first-day-handouts, organising the first week’s lessons, reminding yourself why you are doing the job and making a fresh start. But what does it mean for students? Back-to-school for students means a return to […]

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Will robots take over from humans?

July 29, 2018 0

Will robots take over from humans?   No, they will not, according to a fascinating BBC Radio 4 programme I heard last week. In How Do Our Kids Beat the Robots? Sathnam Sanghera explored the idea that technological developments are happening so fast that we cannot possibly teach students all they need to know to tackle […]

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A Man Who Embodied Values and Visions

July 2, 2018 0

Last week I had the pleasure of seeing the newly released documentary – “Won’t you be my Neighbour?” highlighting the life of the remarkable Fred Rogers. Growing up in the U.K., I had not been exposed to his long-running children’s TV programme and was slightly confused at first. However, I was soon drawn in by […]

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What people have said and are saying about Values & Visions

April 10, 2018 0

Since its publication in 1995, we estimate that V&V has reached over 10,000 educators and impacted 500,000 young people. In 2017, some time after V&V had gone out of print, L. Philip Barnes wrote, “Outstanding resources for use in schools to enable teachers to create inspiring and engaging opportunities for spiritual development.” Andrew Burns (no […]

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What V&V is and what it is not

April 2, 2018 0

V&V enables young people to find meaning and purpose in a volatile world. It will effect significant and lasting change in the world of education, re-establishing itself as a successful, tried and tested methodology for the extraordinary times in which we live. V&V is a book, a website and in-service training. Together they deliver a […]

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The Story of Values and Visions

March 30, 2018 1

Georgeanne writes: The story of Values and Visions began in 1989 when two things happened. Firstly, I watched as teachers in the UK were being put under great pressure to comply to externally imposed demands from an ideologically driven government. Teachers were being forced to fill in tick boxes at the expense of their own […]

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