June 13, 2018

I was invited by a local authority to carry out a behaviour audit of primary schools. This audit involved spending a day in each school within the authority and producing a report of what the school did well and what the school needed support with, purely from my own p...

December 3, 2017

I have not blogged for a few months but as I sat on the final train to Gatwick Airport this morning on my way to Slovenia, I found time to reflect. The train I was on had come to a steady holt 20 minutes into my journey and a voice came over the tannoy explaining that...

June 14, 2017

Scientific research indicates that using rewards to control behaviour may not provoke the desired response in our children. What is more concerning is that rewards can actually undermine future behaviour? With Psychologists highlighting that a child’s motivation to rep...

June 5, 2017

People who are very emotionally intelligent are generally more successful, happier and ‘get this’ more attractive than people with a lower level of emotional intelligence. Ok, when I say more attractive I don’t mean they are better looking, but people are drawn to the...

June 2, 2017

Wouldn’t it be great to have everything you wanted? A nice big house with its own swimming pool, a sports car or two parked on the drive, a job you love that pays well and plenty of time off work to visit your summer house in Capri or your favourite island in the Maldi...

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