The ‘righting reflex’… when helping isn’t always helpful

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to attend a Motivational Interviewing workshop with Prof. Stephen Rollnick and one of the things that stood out to me the most from this workshop is the concept of the ‘righting reflex’ and how in trying to be helpful, we can sometimes unintentionally be the opposite. Continue reading “The ‘righting reflex’… when helping isn’t always helpful”

Letting students surprise us: The power of being proven wrong

I think it’s really interesting how people can change over time. For example, I now really enjoy working in a school setting in a pastoral capacity, but I had a history of being disengaged at school. In primary school, social services had to get involved because I refused to go to school. In secondary school,Continue reading “Letting students surprise us: The power of being proven wrong”