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Fuelling the fire in your learning world

Posted on 1st July 2016 in Learning, News

Conversations about learning have been a major feature of life this month. Our oldest grandson has just attended taster days for the move up into the world of secondary school in September. Another is in the process of working out with family, teachers and their colleagues how we can best support him to overcome some […]

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Barefoot Learning

Posted on 29th July 2015 in Creativity, Learning, News, Transformation

We’ve spent the last six months living on our old yacht and sailing up the West coast of Mexico and the Gulf of California. Our style of boating involves muddy anchorages, wild islands, slow sailing and self-sufficiency. We generate our own 12v electricity, filter our own water, buy local food from local producers and sellers, […]

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Make a Difference

Posted on 30th August 2013 in Learning, News, Transformation

What a summer! I’ve spent a lot of time with some amazing young people on a national citizenship programme run by The Challenge Network. Together with 125 young people aged 16-17 (and a brilliant team of staff),¬† I’ve abseiled down cliffs, scrambled along boulders, got soaked and bruised gorge-walking, narrowly avoided food-poisoning as they learnt […]

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Posted on 22nd January 2013 in Learning, News, Transformation

Yesterday was a momentous day : Martin Luther King Day and the inauguration of Barack Obama for a second term. Listening to Barack setting out his vision in his inaugural speech I felt again the mixture of anger, passion, joy and hope that I felt four years ago when he took his oath as the […]

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Learning for peace

Posted on 7th November 2012 in Learning, News

I was planning to write about the American elections in this week’s blog. All the media coverage had got me thinking about leadership. What am I looking for in a leader? What influences my vote? These proved harder questions to answer than I expected. Then I got an email from Change.org about the campaign to […]

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Happy Launch Day!

Posted on 23rd October 2012 in Learning, News, Transformation

We’re very proud and excited at Reshapers to be launching our lovely new website today! It’s all about our passion for learning, creativity and transformation and we hope it will help you to reach for the skies. We hope you’ll enjoy looking round and finding out all about who we are and what we do. […]

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Learning Co-operative Practices

Posted on 19th October 2012 in Learning, News

Did you know that this is the International Year of Co-operatives? Now a massive global movement, the flagship¬† co-operative society was founded in 1844 in Lancashire, UK, by the Rochdale Pioneers. Like Reshapers, they were founded with strong ethical principles. They agreed a set of rules and practices which were radical then and some still […]