A week in my shoes 24th-30th May 2014

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It’s Friday!

Half term week.

Been a bit of a mixed bag with the weather.

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Big garden tidy up and putting in bedding plants ready for the summer.

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Bank holiday Monday! On the hunt for a pressure washer to clean the stonework in my garden.
Lots of suggestions and recommendations given, especially for Karcher.
However, decided to go for a new model from Qualcast. Wattage and bars mORR powerful than any of the others.

Positive Mondays! Take some ‘me time’!

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https://highheelsandhighnotes.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/bank-holiday-monday/

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Sing rehearsal for a concert on Thursday. Whole programme of nostalgia and British song.

What a week it has been for ORRsome blog posts! Some brilliant reads from some great people.

https://highheelsandhighnotes.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/orrsome-blog-posts-from-the-week-that-was-week-20/

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Spent the day putting my head teacher’s report to governors together. It’s my third to date in this headship. Incredible to reflect on our journey. It’s all too easy to think about what hasn’t been achieved or what needs to be done next. We do need to stop and celebrate our successes too.

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Concert time!

Lovely flowers after a lovely evening.

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And now it’s Friday again.

How’s your week been?

Busy weekend ahead as it’s my Dad’s 89th birthday. Precious moments spent with family. Every day this week we have found time to for each other and the odd flute of Prosecco and pink fizz too.

So, I’ll be spending today finishing the garden (pressure washer time!) and getting 50 wine glasses together.

Bring in the weekend!

ORRsome blog posts from the week that was. Week 20

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ORRsome blog posts from this week’s timeline.

Tom Sherrington – new headship
http://headguruteacher.com/2014/05/20/getting-ready-to-lead-principles-people-priorities/

Kev Bartle – headship
http://dailygenius.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/securing-headship-as-a-member-of-slt/

Tom Sherrington – assessment
http://headguruteacher.com/2014/05/27/the-assessment-uncertainty-principle/

Tom Bennett
http://community.tes.co.uk/tom_bennett/b/weblog/archive/2014/05/24/ipads-in-classrooms-are-we-machine-gunning-emus.aspx#.U4BkBhIktdk.twitter

Alex Quigley – Go EAST
http://www.huntingenglish.com/2014/05/22/go-east/

Teacher Toolkit
http://teachertoolkit.me/2014/05/25/vamoose-im-off-to-qkynaston-by-teachertoolkit/?utm_content=bufferc6ae3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Stephen Tierney
http://leadinglearner.me/2014/05/25/one-of-those-days-the-challenge/

David Didau
http://www.learningspy.co.uk/education/quality-teaching/

Hey Miss Smith
http://heymisssmith.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-best-education.html

Bank holiday Monday!

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It’s Monday. It’s a bank holiday too.

It’s half term and impORRtant you make some time for yourself.

Take time.

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Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent. – Carl Sandburg

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They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol

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It takes less time to do things right that to explain why you did it wrong. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. – Jorge Luis Borges

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. – Andrew Jackson

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Time is the wisest counselor. – Pericles

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Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time. – Dennis Waitley

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It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau

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It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. – Earl of Chesterfield

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Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. – Horace Mann

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Time and tide wait for no man. A pompous and self-satisfied proverb, and was true for a billion years; but in our day of electric wires and water-ballast we turn it around: Man waits not for time nor tide. – More Mark Twain Quotes

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Time heals what reason cannot. – Seneca

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