Author Archives: charliecountryboy

About charliecountryboy

Carpenter and Carpentry Lecturer. Writer, musician. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it. Follow on Twitter:- Chas_countryboy

What Happened to Identity?

I have heard a lot recently about young people lacking identity. I have heard a lot recently about radicalisation of kids that are looking for identity. There are scholarly articles explaining the social and cultural problems in our society and … Continue reading

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Reflection

Is reflection really a good thing? I guess that depends on your state of mind, character, and status at the time of the reflecting, doesn’t it? I have read some Twitter feeds that are reflective, and felt that it was … Continue reading

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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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