Why your motivations leave an energetic footprint. My own reflections on the mistakes I made when I moved on with my projects 7 years ago.
I don't want to continue to read limited mindset articles on what is not possible this year... So many global projects are taking place online. Dr Jane Goodall's Back To Kind, Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs, The virtual March on Washington, Centenary of women's right to vote - there is so much happening now. Suddenly if you have a computer and an internet connection in school so much is possible. It's the biggest equality we have had for some time.
This can work for any campaign. Why are older speakers move effective? Some tips and what changes with ages?
Essay in Awareness for the Podcast 'Wishing on a dream' (drnaoiseoreilly dot org)
Why do I find it so difficult to explain what I do? What has changed for me over the years? A follow on to what inspires me. Why I'm not a fan of learning assessments and educational development plans.
What concerns do I have with the back to school model? How do I feel we have lost value for education? What are some practical tips to look out for students? Why do I feel we have a system based on bullying - why is this not ok.
I don't have all the answers in this podcast but I'd like to talk out the patterns I have seen between 1st and 2nd generation to university in families. What are we losing? Why is a 2nd generation so lost? Unfulfilled?
What is gaslighting and narcissism? Why are they so effective currently during the American election? This can be used for all relationships but I thought a practical example of the election would be a good context.
The full list from my website - I have skipped some just because this is the longest podcats I have ever recorded and I wanted you to get the end! But I think maybe it's a good way to see the sheer diversity that goes into my thinking and writing.
*Note - slight slip where I called it the 'Progressive' Democrats Convention this week - But that has been because it's been so Progressive to me!
I think it is really important to credit others work – what has gone before you. And to allow your readers/listeners and so on to form their own opinions of the work. You don’t have to love or agree for them to inspire you – but many of these are my heroes. Not in any order – just as they came to mind. I seem to add to the list weekly as I continue to learn.
Pina Bausch, Alvin Aliey (American Dance Theater), CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, June Jordan, Jason Reynolds, Nina Simone, Many Black Female Singers (too many to name), Kahlil Gibran, Mary Haskell, Gloria Steinem, Francoise Dolto, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Katharine Cook Briggs, Isabel Briggs-Myers, Carl Jung, David Keirsey, Jane Goodall, Rachel Carson, David Attenborough, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Maya Angelou, Sister Consilio, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Rev. James Lawson, Marie Currie, Daniel Bernoulli, Periodic Table of Elements, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, Eileen Grey, René Magritte, Jack B. Yeats, Futurism, Cubism, Celie and Maud Baring, Lambay, Beatrix Potter, Céline Sciamma, Cédric Klapisch, François Ozon, Ethan Hawke, Alexandre Desplat, Yasmina Reza, Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Seán O’Casey, Macnas, THEATREclub, Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, The Matrix, Charlie Chaplin, Rebecca Miller, Lionel Logue, Dr Seuss, Paddington, The Giver, Rules for a Knight, Eckhart Tolle, Dan Millman, Albert Espinosa, Rumi, Rupi Kaur, Madeline L’Engle, John Berger, Robert Webb, Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese , Star Belly Sneetches, Miss Marple, Poirot, Harry Potter, My life with chimpanzees, Fannie Flagg, J.K. Rowling, Stella Cottrell, Oprah Winfrey, Pamela Druckerman, Edward de Bono, Howard Gardner, Anna Gavalda, Roody Doyle, Ali Smith, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Susan Hampshire, Sarah Crossan, Angie Thomas, Malorie Blackman, Gary Zukav, Paulo Coelho, Zoë Keating, Colm Mac Iomaire, All INFJ’s.
A complete overhaul of the education system presented for every stage of learning. Why we are not developing balance, responsible well-adjusted people. What needs to change. What possibilities are available to us now because of the pandemic. Link to Manifesto on drnaoiseoreilly dot org. Just above the image, 'Personality is an inconvenience in school'
How to turn this around so you don't just hit a wall. How to have a political debate without it being a debate. What matters right now? What is a date beyond the 3rd November which everyone cares about? - Thanksgiving. I promised to still focus at least one episode on the American election in the run up to November. This has huge implications for the whole world as I have already recorded in previous episodes. NOTE: Of course, the origins of Thanksgiving are ironically not positive - but for everyone, this is a landmark day. As many of the Native Americans have especially suffered during this pandemic it marks an especially poignant moment.