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National Libraries Day #librariesday

Oh, for GOODNESS’ sake! In all the confuzzlement of moving house and a truly awful internet connection which makes it sometimes impossible to get online at all, this...

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My working life on hold

I feel really bad about recently only blogging really boring things, usually resources for my events, rather than actually engaging and informing you about the world of mental...

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Somerset – a school and a gaggle of librarians

Today I’ll be at Buckler’s Mead School in Yeovil and tomorrow in Taunton, doing an INSET day for lovely school librarians. A very early start each morning so,...

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Brain Sticks™ – special offer for Feb+March

I’ve had terrific feedback from my huge set of classroom ideas, activities and resources – Brain Sticks™. A Brain Stick is a smart USB stick which comes loaded...

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City of London School INSET

Today, I will be collecting the keys to our new house in Northamptonshire and delivering an INSET session at the City of London School in the afternoon. Multi-tasking is a...

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Science and psychology of reading ~ effects of different reading on brain and psyche ~ Reading for pleasure ~ Readaxation: perfect way to wellbeing and stress relief


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LATEST: The Teenage Guide to Stress and BRAIN STICKS™