FROM THE LECTERN

Robot or Alien? - Fitting In

February 2017 - Does it take courage to fit in, or to choose not to fit in? For some it can take a lot of courage just to be in a situation where that question is asked.

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Courage

February 2017 - Everyone has the ability to be courageous. Courage is not something you have or dont have.

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Why do Teachers Teach?

January 2017 - The role of a teacher at this school goes beyond that of imparting knowledge in the classroom. Here their role is much bigger; they give knowledge but also time.

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What is the Point of Reading Books?

January 2017 - The German author and philosopher Franz Kafka commented that books should be like ice-picks and break the frozen seas of emotions within us as we read them.

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Perseverance: I will persist until I succeed

October 2016 - A positive attitude is fundamental to persistence - we need to believe we are gaining and learning - even from our mistakes.

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Daniel Kahneman Thought and Action

October 2016 - Often I hear people say that happy people smile more, but now I wonder if it is the case that people who smile might be happier.

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Quadrophenia and Personal Identity

September 2016 - The album Quadrophenia is all about personal identity and the lengths people will go to 'fit in'. It is important to be yourself and to allow others to be themselves.

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Going Swimming and The Right Attitude

September 2016 - Get ready to swim in the 'alive water' of life.

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Richard Feynman&The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

September 2016 - It is important to know what things are called, but I want to appeal to you to be curious about the world and to ask questions of it.

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