Darren W. Rees

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Education should not be a political football

Interesting story on the BBC today on whether education should be political.  The story focuses on Allison Pope, an award-winning primary school teacher from the South Wales Valleys and her views on this... ...
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Books #1 Kirke Olson / Louis Cozolino

Two books I’ve read recently on similar themes of relationships and attachment.   I would highly recommend both books for any teacher particularly the book by Olson. It’s written in a way accessible... ...
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Reflections on Mindfulness Course by a Teacher

I wrote the following blog reflection three years ago on my experiences completing the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at Cardiff Buddhist Centre.  It was posted as a PDF file available for... ...
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Autoethnography as Pot Noodle

Trying to avoid writing autoethnography as the academic equivalent of a Pot Noodle.  I want something intellectually nutritious, filling and fulfilling.   I am also mindful of the risks of autoethnography becoming part of a... ...
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Bombus, you are cleared to land

I think I’m going bumble bee crazy at the moment …  ...
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Saving Seeds, Feeding Bees

Look at these happy bees feeding on the flowing kale plants in the garden… You can see a honeybee with a full pollen basket and a busy bumblebee too.  Every year I leave... ...
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Bumble Bees on Cheery Chives

I am fascinated by bumble bees.   Here on the cheery chives in the garden… ...
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Researcher as a Zombie

I am haunted by the image of the half-dead, Zombie researcher, regurgitating  conventional, humanist research methodology.  Going through the motions of efficacy but not showing any emotions.  Or voice. Over the years I’ve... ...
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