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Have you been on a thinking walk? #thinkle

The image above was taken on Christmas Day a while back. The Glyders are one of my favourite places to go on my own. This particular day, I had a lot to think about and this snapshot later provided the reflective material about a whole heap of issues.
My earlier story that mentioned thinking walks seemed to be well received.
Here's an idea. Over the next two weeks, let us all take some time out to go on a thinking walk.  So, a journey with a thinking purpose.
Purpose
Have a bimble (walk, or thinkle?) to think about an issue or problem related to teaching. This isn't a walk to get anywhere, or to do anything apart from think.
Where?
Where ever is convenient for you. A Thinking Walk should help you, it should be somewhere local and accessible. I plan to walk out from my school on to the South Downs and back. A circular walk of around 30 minutes should do it - if you need more thinking time, do another loop. It shouldn't be too strenuous.  Try to choose a location free from distraction and where you don't have to worry about getting lost / about directions.
How long?
I know that many of us have families, so 30 mins should do the trick if you're pushed for time.  Of course, you could always try for the Lands End to John O'Groats speed walking record for a really loooong think.
With?
Go on your own or reach out to fellow Staffrm'ers by getting in touch.
When?
Whenever works for you.
What?
It can be any problem or issue. I'm going to think about how to communicate what effective learning is, simply.
Share:
Once you've had a ponder write a story, and include a selfie of you at the start of your walk. Share what your issue / problem was and what you thought about. Did it help? Lets see what our collective meanderings create.

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