5 Ways to Make “Adulting” Easier

adulting

I have (Quorn) beef with the word “adulting”. It seems that it’s so fashionable to exclaim that we’re not “adulting”, grinning with glee at how we’re not coping to do things we see as “adult”.

I’ve been through this phase as well; I have a  t-shirt with “I can’t adult today” written in caps on it. I wore it on my 30th birthday meal with my family in a rebellious protest against being responsible.  [Read more…]

How to Tell if You Will be Replaced by Robots

robots take your job

Stood in front of a class of year 10s, I’ve just finished telling students about what they should consider when choosing their next steps. It’s then time to bring out the stat:

60% of you will work in jobs that currently don’t exist

Those of you who know me in real life know that I love a good stat. This one, however, is a rarity for me as it’s not a good stat – it’s not that widely backed. In fact, looking online there are a wide range of figures suggesting how many new jobs a random group of teenagers will be doing. [Read more…]

The Modern Meaning of Life

Careers Advice

I’ve recently found SO MANY amazing resources that are helping me in my work. Firstly, a colleague recommended me the books GCSE Mindset and the A Level equivalent (A Level Mindset) which are excellent resources for motivational activities to do with students. The books are teacher-centred so wouldn’t be the kind of thing you’d just give a young person (unlike the book I’m writing…)

At work I’m slowly creating lesson plans for these books’ activities which I’ll be sharing on my brand new resources page! [Read more…]

Is A Fixed Mindset Holding You Back?

Growth Mindset

I read a blog post a few years ago that has stuck with me. The blogger was frustrated with people saying they wished they were good at painting/sewing/baking.

Her point was, that she had spent hours learning how to paint/sew/bake and so if people “wished” to also do that thing, all they had to do was start and practise.

I’m very blessed to have friends who can do a whole host of amazing things, and I frequently find myself wishing I could do those things too. But then I remember that blog post. [Read more…]

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