I am terrified of public speaking. This isn’t an exaggeration. I’m shy, introverted and have a slight speech impediment (it was much stronger as a child). A few years ago, I was asked to present some awards in an assembly. I was new to Victoria Shanghai Academy and overwhelmed by the size of its staff (it’s… Continue reading Public speaking F.E.A.R.
Last week (12-18 February 2017) was Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week 2017. The RAK Foundation is a non-profit organisation that believes in the power of kindness and the importance of spreading it. Since 1995, RAK Week has been an annual celebration of kindness. I had never heard of it until this year. How sad! If… Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness Week #RAKWeek2017
As I briefly mentioned in my previous post, I have recently come across a bit of nastiness on social media. This is commonplace on the internet, unfortunately, but I wouldn’t expect it from teachers! (To be clear, I’m not talking about anyone from Hong Kong or anyone who I know personally). This made me think about our… Continue reading Our duty as role models
This might sound cheesy, but I love seeing quotes on social media. Reading them reminds me why I get out of bed each morning. We are so busy that it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of what’s important. I want to share my favourite ten with you, in no particular order. Use them for your own inspiration and… Continue reading Ten quotes for teachers