The Mindfulness Scan 21/2/14

A year or so ago I started a blog about mindfulness and meditation called Coming Back.  The title comes from the fundamental experience of mindfulness, which is that you keep getting distracted and keep coming back to your focus; each time you do it reinforces certain neural pathways which means concentration becomes easier. It’s the […]

Clive Shepherd, Piaf and ballroom dancing

Clive Shepherd, Piaf and ballroom dancing

There are some words I never expected to sit together in one heading. Yesterday I tuned into Clive Shepherd’s talk ‘More Than Blended Learning’ on the Learning and Skills Group. It’s great that they give us this quality of webinar free on a regular basis. Clive’s always been keen on models and organising disparate strands […]

Will The Circle be broken?

SECRETS ARE LIES SHARING IS CARING PRIVACY IS THEFT These are the slogans of the the eponymous  organisation in Dave Eggers’ The Circle, a Google/Apple/Twitter search and social media outfit run by young Silicon Valley enthusiasts.  Despite the (deliberate) echo of Orwell’s 1984, this organisation doesn’t set out deliberately to be brutal or fascistic. It’s a dystopia created by wide-eyed […]

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