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Sunday, January 06, 2013
Wellbeing in Schools
What is wellbeing all about in our schools
Wellbeing is a much discussed concept in education circles. The notion of being well does not imply only physical and emotional but there is also a spiritual more deeper aspect which schools/teachers don't often contemplate. We live in a society where secular values have risen and many people do not want to talk, discuss religion or spirituality yet it is these two spheres or phenomena which define who a person is, how he/she behaves, what he or she values. In our multi-ethnic and multi-faith environment , spirituality seems to be disappearing from being discussed in schools especially Government schools. While it is every person's free choice to believe in something or someone, there are common themes in all religions that should be explored and promoted in all schools like respecting one another, helping those in need ie due to hunger and poverty, saying no to any kind of violence etc. Schools shy away from incorporating these content themes into their busy curriculums and seem to focus more on teaching to the NAPLAN test just to keep school boards happy and parents. Education is more than simply being good at Maths or English (which are important) but also means being a compassionate , kind, truthful and simple person who doesn't have to meaure him or herself according to material possesions.
I'm author of History in a Year by the Conservative Voice aka History of the World in a Year by the Conservative Voice.
I'm the Conservative Voice.
I'm looking to make contact with those who might use my skill.
I have an m-audio mobile pre amp fed by the audiotechnica 2041sp condensor mic pack. Prior to 15/4/06, I'd used a Shure sm-58 that required a nuclear blast to register a sound or the internal mic of my aged imac, which has a penchance to recording my breathing. I also used a Griffin itrip, until the community convinced me it was not hiding my talent as well as the other mics.
I am a Writer and an occasional Math Teacher (Sir, what's the occasion?). I like to sing, having no instrumental talent (cannot even clap in time, and yes, I'm aware singing badly IS obnoxious).
I have performed the finale to Les Miserables before an audience of 500. I have also sung before a similar audience (students, parents) renditions of 'I Will' (Beatles), 'Mr Cairo' (Jon Vangelis) and 'I am Australian' (Seekers). Now I seek another profession because the audience hates me ..