Wednesday Wisdom

Tooled Up tips for loving parents around the world.

Moving On Up

10/07/2024

Moving On Up

Eight. That’s the number of days my daughter has remaining until her primary school education is completed. It’s also how many days I have left of the school drop off, before she joins her older brother on the bus to high school. It’s no longer strictly necessary for me to accompany her, but I like to anyway, when I can, for the routine of a short walk and quick chat with friends and familiar faces. After all, as a family, we’ve been doing it for the last 10 years.

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Parent-Teacher Insights

03/07/2024

Parent-Teacher Insights

As both an experienced teacher, and someone with school-aged children of my own, I’ve seen how children move between worlds as they go through the school gates, from their family and into the care of teachers. Parents and teachers share a belief in children’s potential and in helping them to become happy, successful young adults, but they see those children from two very different perspectives. As a parent, what would I say to my child’s teachers? And as a teacher, what would I say to the parents of children I teach?

Navigating Futures

26/06/2024

Navigating Futures

This week, Wednesday Wisdom is written by Jonathan Tinnacher, founder of www.betterunichoices.com. Jonathan spent 20 years working in university recruitment and admissions at universities such as Imperial College and Loughborough, before joining the founders of Unibuddy and launching the world's largest university peer-to-peer chat tool.

Embrace Your Eras

18/06/2024

Embrace Your Eras

It gets more difficult, as you move through the eras of your own life, to keep track of what’s popular. This is especially true when it comes to music. But in 2024, finding the centre of the musical universe is about as hard as finding the sun in the sky. Nothing in popular culture – perhaps nothing in the history of popular culture – is quite as big as Taylor Swift.

The Value of Belonging

12/06/2024

The Value of Belonging

For many around the world this coming weekend, it will be Father’s Day; a day when we think about thanking the dads, grandads, ‘brathers’, foster or adoptive dads, step dads who love us, nurture us, sustain us, provide for us, mentor us, play with us and teach us.

SuperKind Social Action

05/06/2024

SuperKind Social Action

A week or so ago at Tooled Up, we interviewed Professor Geoff Thompson MBE. Amongst numerous other achievements in the world of sport, Professor Thompson is a five times karate world champion and founder of the Youth Charter, a charitable organisation which promotes the role and value of sport, art, culture and digital technology in the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities.

Grief's Gravity

29/05/2024

Grief's Gravity

This week I was in touch with a parent who is feeling the full weight of grief following a shocking loss. For those freshly bereaved, loss can manifest physically and emotionally, precipitating feelings of utter exhaustion and fatigue as well as profound sadness and shock.

The Examiner's Eye

22/05/2024

The Examiner's Eye

With exam season in the UK in full swing, many Tooled Up families are supporting a teenager sitting GCSEs and A-Levels. But what about after you step out of the exam hall and your paper is sent off to be marked? As an experienced English examiner, I want to show you how the process looks from the examiner’s perspective.

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