It’s been a crazy busy week here at CSHQ and I HAVE to share why with you!
I was the victim of a crime a few years ago and through official referral went on two programmes to aid my recovery and mental well-being. I found it brilliant yet I found some flaws that didn’t sit right with me.
It kept niggling at me for years then over the last few months I had an epiphany:
I’m a qualified tutor!
So after the pandemic hit, and I’d graduated from University, the live comedy stopped and I started job-hunting. The job search proved to be fruitless, I thought right, you won’t employ me? Screw you! Your loss I’ll employ MYSELF!
I have been working all week creating content loosely based on those 2 programmes but:
Accessible to all
No official referral needed
Suitable for all situations not just that specific situation the original training I did pertained to.
Basically, I’m here creating course content on the principles of empathy and supporting others, while providing strategies of coping methods and mindset shifting to build confidence and assertion. My aims are to raise awareness of the impact on each of us within mis-aligned interpersonal relationships and to provide tools that encourage safer and more informed choices in our lives going forward.
Finally, every WP BloggingU course is complete, I’m just working through the Photography ones now in between preparing to launch another aspect of CSHQ.
Hope you’re enjoying the content so far, please do let me know in the comments below.
I’m really excited to share with you all that I’m going to be launching a digital course! Do stay tuned over the next few days to find out more about this. In the meantime, give CSHQ a follow on here and on social media channels and you can even subscribe via email to be in the know!
Well what a week it’s been! Amongst everyday life, all but two WordPress BloggingU courses are complete.
They’ve been invaluable to refresh my (self-taught) skills and taught me some new things, I genuinely didn’t know. Unfortunately, even feedback links are dead so I can’t tell BloggingU how grateful I am for the content available on each Topic covered.
Some of the things I picked up are what enabled me to achieve a reach across the World which I never thought I’d hit so quickly as my old site which had money thrown at it didn’t perform as well in such a short time.
So now I’m looking to collaborate with other bloggers and readers. Please visit here for details.
Today’s lesson provides five Tweets as a blog post prompt. The idea is to choose one that elicits a response. I’m not on Twitter anymore nor do I intend to return to it, however this is the tweet I chose from the lesson:
We’ve all wondered why certain things are taught in schools when other things aren’t. There’s so many memes and posts that state as much. Here is a great example:
Whilst I can’t be 100% certain of the original context Koh tweeted that post, my take on it is that you can be academic but not streetwise or you can be resourceful in many ways, yet not academic.
In the U.K. the Curriculum hasn’t evolved much from when I left school to now as I watch my son homeschooling. Yes the tasks are more relevant and fun than what I remember and are certainly more engaging. Yet still I wonder if English is a core subject, why aren’t we learning in school how to write a CV and cover letter? Maths is a core subject, why aren’t we learning basic book-keeping and budgeting/bill management in school? Science is a core subject so why aren’t we learning about reducing our carbon footprint for example.
PSHE/PSE, Science and Religious Studies touch on Reproduction and Sexual Education yet don’t touch on subjects like all forms of contraception, dealing with emotions, how to protect yourself from Domestic Abuse, how much weddings cost, the implications of divorce…
Geography doesn’t touch on entry requirements to other lands, vaccinations needed in certain countries, currency converting. Even booking a holiday, applying for passports etc. All that are things we do as adults that we never learned to do as young people. Why doesn’t PE cover eating disorders and body dysmorphia? Why doesn’t Home Economics & Food cover household matters, menu planning, shopping and budget?
For a minimum of 13 years, you’re in school and when you leave what have you really learned? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below