Progress of Doodles the Trainee Therapy Puppy. | cherrylkd

Regular readers of my posts will be aware that I have purchased a puppy for the purposes of training him to be our school therapy dog. The theory is that the pup is mine and I will take him to puppy classes and have him trained up to be a therapy dog. You can read the original post giving details of how the breed was chosen, his remit in school and his first week with the children here. 

Time for an update. Doodles has now been in school for half a term. From his point of view he is having the time of his life! The staff adore him and there is no shortage of people willing to take him for a…

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Progress of Doodles the Trainee Therapy Puppy. | cherrylkd

Regular readers of my posts will be aware that I have purchased a puppy for the purposes of training him to be our school therapy dog. The theory is that the pup is mine and I will take him to puppy classes and have him trained up to be a therapy dog. You can read the original post giving details of how the breed was chosen, his remit in school and his first week with the children here. 

Time for an update. Doodles has now been in school for half a term. From his point of view he is having the time of his life! The staff adore him and there is no shortage of people willing to take him for a…

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For the NQTs and Trainees | cherrylkd

Last evening I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline to judge the current mood of my fellow teachers as we reach the end of term and indeed the year. As usual I found a wealth of helpful and informative posts on all manner of things. Of course there were a few Negative Nellies and a few argumentative types but I generally scroll on past these. What really caught my attention was the vast number of NQTs and trainees who are struggling. They are buckling beneath the weight of work at this time of the year. I don’t like the thought of anyone struggling and I want them to know they are not…

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For the NQTs and Trainees | cherrylkd

Last evening I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline to judge the current mood of my fellow teachers as we reach the end of term and indeed the year. As usual I found a wealth of helpful and informative posts on all manner of things. Of course there were a few Negative Nellies and a few argumentative types but I generally scroll on past these. What really caught my attention was the vast number of NQTs and trainees who are struggling. They are buckling beneath the weight of work at this time of the year. I don’t like the thought of anyone struggling and I want them to know they are not…

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http://ift.tt/2uEozY1

For the NQTs and Trainees | cherrylkd

Last evening I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline to judge the current mood of my fellow teachers as we reach the end of term and indeed the year. As usual I found a wealth of helpful and informative posts on all manner of things. Of course there were a few Negative Nellies and a few argumentative types but I generally scroll on past these. What really caught my attention was the vast number of NQTs and trainees who are struggling. They are buckling beneath the weight of work at this time of the year. I don’t like the thought of anyone struggling and I want them to know they are not…

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A sprinkle of ‘Pepper’- How to be an effective communication partner | cherrylkd

We’ve all been there- that moment when a friend or colleague introduces you to someone new at a party or a work function.

You greet each other and then your friend gradually steps away…

And that’s when you realise that this conversation is not going to ‘flow’.

You struggle to find common ground. That horrible, awkward feeling starts to infiltrate the atmosphere. Speaking is so effortful that you frantically concoct a reason to excuse yourself…

I think of this feeling when I consider how some of the children who I work with must feel, especially when they are learning to…

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A sprinkle of ‘Pepper’- How to be an effective communication partner | cherrylkd

We’ve all been there- that moment when a friend or colleague introduces you to someone new at a party or a work function.

You greet each other and then your friend gradually steps away…

And that’s when you realise that this conversation is not going to ‘flow’.

You struggle to find common ground. That horrible, awkward feeling starts to infiltrate the atmosphere. Speaking is so effortful that you frantically concoct a reason to excuse yourself…

I think of this feeling when I consider how some of the children who I work with must feel, especially when they are learning to…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2smcbwp