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No Outsiders

‘There are no outsiders in our school.’ Back in the days of yore, when whiteboards were black and operated by a hand-held device called chalk, I was a teacher. I taught in primary schools, middle schools and secondary schools. I left after twenty years (seven full-time, the rest part-time or supply) when my writing career […]

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Empathy Lab and Black Dots

I attended a conference yesterday for Empathy Lab, the new organisation using books to help children understand about empathy. One of the speakers was Prof. Robin Banerjee of the University of Sussex. He’s done a lot of work exploring the impact a lack of empathy can have on children’s social and emotional needs. One of […]

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