Welcome and Croeso… to my humble nook on the net.
A picture speaks a thousand words and I hope you enjoy many of the thousand and more photographs I’ve taken and shared online on topics close to my heart like sculpture, monuments and public art, architecture and nature. I release most photographs under an open Creative Commons-type licence, and upload many to portals like Wikimedia Commons.
I’m a school mindfulness teacher available for hire in South Wales, UK and nearabouts. I curate a number of mindfulness resources, including the Mindfulness in Wales Network on the Hwb learning platform.
I have been teaching for many years including experience in further and higher education, primary and secondary school education. If you want to hire me as a mindfulness teacher, teacher or similar role, please feel free to get in touch. I teach KS2 upwards.
I am passionate about mental health and well-being in schools for all, and this was the topic of my masters level research.
I am a technology enthusiast. My first published newspaper article on computing dates back to 1984. In my first teaching job in the middle of the 1990s I taught computing in further education, teaching on college campus and in the community at various locations in the South Wales Valleys. I set up and organised the original LUG (Linux User Group) in South Wales and invited the legendary Alan Cox (way back in the mists of time) to come to a meeting to network!
Siaradwr Cymraeg ydw i ac yn falch iawn fy mod yn medru’r Gymraeg ac yn gymwys i ddysgu’r Gymraeg fel iaith. Braint a chyfrifoldeb mawr i mi yw addysgu’r Gymraeg. Yn fy nhridegau hyfforddais fel athro Cymraeg a gwnes i fy ymchwil gradd trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg ar sut y gellid manteisio ar dechnoleg ryngweithiol yn y dosbarth Cymraeg.
I enjoy experimenting with journalling and creative writing, including nature journalling. There’s a sample of a daily written mindfulness practice here focusing on the joys of noticing nature.
I love animals, the countryside and peace and quiet and I hope this comes through in my writing and photography here.
Wishing you much joy today. Darren
Would you believe it? There are many ‘Darren Rees’ and ‘Darran Rees’ people out there online. So I’ve tried to brand myself with my middle initial ‘Darren W. Rees’.