Author Archives: charliecountryboy

About charliecountryboy

Follow on Twitter:- Chas_countryboy. Carpenter and Carpentry Lecturer. Love all things educational. Writer, musician. Abhorrent dislike of social injustice.

Supporting the 25% ‘ers

The last few weeks in FE can be, dare I say, a little stressful. Although that can depend on your attitude towards the less capable of your students and the poor attendees. We are now at that stage where we … Continue reading

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Beauty has NO race… It has NO gender…Even NO SIZE.

Originally posted on charlottevond:
So many people chase a size, or have an image of what’s “perfect” nowadays. The fashion industry is often terrible for showing one extreme to the other, sometimes making people “wish” they had someone else’s body…

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Motivation

What is that motivates us? How do we motivate others? For me it’s one word – passion. One of the most motivational people I have met to date in FE is Nikki Gilbey and it was Nikki’s passion for her … Continue reading

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Innovation

  Innovate; vb. To invent or begin to apply (methods, ideas, etc.)                                                 So that’s what it … Continue reading

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Change, Evolve, but Make it Better.

Since my last post on the subject of education there have been many changes not only for me but, as you will all be aware, FE itself. We accept that FE is an ever changing beast, personally I think we … Continue reading

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The Consigliere

Originally posted on Teaching Reno:
Been a while since my last post and there have been many ch-ch-changes.  The main one is that I have a new job!  Having worked at my current college for over 8 years I began…

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Paris, Moulin Rouge and Hot Chocolate

Back in Paris, I love Paris and it seemed the perfect place to take my wife for her birthday. It’s been a while, but nothing has changed. Parisian’s do not build towering office blocks around Notre Dame or place skyscrapers … Continue reading

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