We need to talk about care

Have you ever had that devastating surge of emptiness? Not a mind going blank moment, but a cognitive blankness…simply not having any thoughts! As a teacher, moments of complete radio silence lead to emotional paralysis and overload, where single words would act as a life-jacket. To be honest, I can’t recall it happening quite like this before, but it happened recently and coincides with my pre-occupation with the concept of care. And it matters!

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Blogging from the edge: thoughts on Biesta and care

Don’t I heard as I teetered on the edge!
I’ve thought, read, scribbled, scrunched, scratched and re-read since my last blog (1 February 2014).Scrunched lots of paper into balls for feline toys, which don’t exist for my cats until humans have left the room. Scribbling in school exercise books which aim to engender the discipline of writing correctly and legibly, I’ve scratched my way through inches of pencils. Continue reading