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From My Heart

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Inspiring individuals, families, schools, communities, companies and organisations to be values-based.

Values-based education is supporting both children and adults to be the best that they can be in countries throughout the world. We all seek meaning and purpose in our lives, so it is not only children that can benefit from this transformative process, but adults too.

Dr Neil Hawkes constantly strives for better education for all and advocates a unique way of thinking about how we can live our lives which enables us to flourish personally, socially and academically. He describes how we can develop a secure sense of self by nurturing our natural positive dispositions. Neil demonstrates ways in which teachers, parents, pupils and indeed all of us can create happier and more productive lives by raising our self-awareness and self-confidence.

Dr Neil Hawkes demonstrates again and again that he has important insights into character education. I highly recommend this book.
Professor William Jeynes, Senior Fellow, Witherspoon Institute, Princeton and
Professor, Department of Education, California State University

Neil Hawkes has been the fearless pioneer of values-based education – both as an outstanding head of school and then as a public educator. This book encapsulates the extraordinary power of his message. Lord Richard Layard
The author has influenced not just the schools he has run, but countless others in using a values-based approach to change for the better the way children and their families lead their lives. Here he writes in a way that any school leader, in any country or setting, will find inspiring and practically useful in doing the same thing.
Professor Sir Tim Brighouse

Neil Hawkes’s vision is the change agent for values-based education we all need. This book provides the insight for us to move from ‘talking the talk’ to ‘walking the walk’ and is a must-read for parents and educators.
Sue Cahill, Student-Wellbeing Leader

By inviting us to embark on a virtual relationship with him, Neil takes the reader on an evidence-based journey getting to the heart of what education should be about – not grades and results, but what we as a society want a well-educated 18 or 19 year old to look like.
Clive Byrne, Director, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals

Dr Neil Hawkes is an Oxford graduate, a renowned International Education Consultant and Founder of the International Values Education Trust. As Head Teacher of West Kidlington School, Neil worked tirelessly with the school and its community to devise and implement a unique system of values-based education, which has since been internationally recognised as the foundation of excellent school practice.

 
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781781351062
ISBN-10: 1781351066
Pagini: 178
Dimensiuni: 142 x 217 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.28 kg
Editura: INDEPENDENT THINKING
Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Cuprins


Acknowledgements
Author’s letter
1 You and me
2 Your values journey
3 What is the starting point for values-based education?
4 The philosophy of values-based education
5 Children see, children do
6 So what’s a value?
7 Focus on environment, atmosphere and routines
8 Focus on you
9 Focus on your relationships
10 Focus on adopting reflective practices
11 Focus on an ethical vocabulary
12 Focus on being a role model for values
13 Focus on school assemblies
14 Focus on the school’s curriculum and its leadership
15 Focus on community
16 Focus on values assessment
17 From my heart
Bibliography

Recenzii


Dr Neil Hawkes demonstrates again and again that he has important insights into character education. I highly recommend this book.
Professor William Jeynes, Senior Fellow, Witherspoon Institute, Princeton and
Professor, Department of Education, California State University

In choosing to title the book From My Heart, a reader might first think that this is a soppy attempt to do a ‘motherhood and apple pie’ job on education. However, by inviting us to embark on a virtual relationship with him, Neil takes the reader on an evidence-based journey getting to the heart of what education should be about – not grades and results, but what we as a society want a well-educated 18 or 19 year old to look like. Hawkes draws the reader into a journey, not in an airy-fairy way but gets to the nitty-gritty of how to model the values and behaviours we seek to develop in the next generation – a generation that is open and hasn’t, as yet, been tainted by experience because, as Neil reminds us, it’s never too late to have a happy childhood! I first heard Neil address the European School Heads Association Conference in
Cyprus and was so impressed I invited him to Ireland. I was certain Irish school leaders were longing to hear someone who could articulate something that I know each individual felt in their own hearts about vision and values for society. I wasn’t wrong and the feel-good factor that permeated conference following Neil’s address to delegates lasted long after they returned
to their schools. Neil’s invitations to pause, his use of reflection points at the end of each chapter, his use of a positive values vocabulary, his descriptions of the impact of the adopted approaches on students and practitioners, his hints and suggestions about how to embed a values-based culture make this book a must-read for all who reflect on education, especially
school leaders, teachers and those involved in the educational enterprise. I wholeheartedly recommend it – especially to those suffering from TBD (Too Busy Disorder).
Clive Byrne, Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and Executive Board Member of the European School Heads Association

This book provides a sensitive and subtle invitation for readers to engage and reflect on their work in the world of education within which they work and live. This is a book which cannot and should not be ignored. Through Neil’s detailed analysis, arising from extensive work in schools throughout the world, his message is clearly set out in a powerful vision that reminds us all of the human nature of the school experience and presents a call for how we can reignite and renew our sense of what schools can and should be – for all the children, the staff, the parents and the community served. The reader is gently reminded that in any institution, school or company, there should never be a hierarchy of relationships, only a hierarchy of roles. Within such a powerful culture, and where it is clear that it is human relationships which matter
most, then the re l benefits arising from a ‘talk together, plan together, work together’ and a values-based philosophy and practice suddenly all becomes very clear…
Chris Harrison, Former President of the National Association of Head Teachers (2011–2012)

Neil Hawkes has been the fearless pioneer of values-based education – both as an outstanding head of school and then as a public educator. This book encapsulates the extraordinary power of his message.
Lord Richard Layard

Neil Hawkes has influenced not just the schools he has run, but countless others in using a values-based approach to change for the better the way children and their families lead their lives. Here he writes in a way that any school leader, in any country or setting, will find inspiring and practically useful in doing the same thing.
Professor Sir Tim Brighouse

At Wellington College, we believe that education is only of enduring meaning if it is underpinned by profound values, the five which our community itself has chosen being courage, integrity, respect, kindness and responsibility. I agree with Neil that values-based education should be the driving principle for all schools and colleges in the twenty-first century.
Dr Anthony Seldon, Master, Wellington College

Neil Hawkes manages to convey the vitality of values-based education, a set of principles that can guide the learning journeys for those who learn and those who teach. The best teachers recognise that they are learners too and this fundamental belief in individual growth shines through the book.
Mick Waters, Professor of Education, Wolverhampton University

This is an ideal teaching reference and guide for practical values-based education written by one of the world’s foremost and most reputable values-based educators. Few people anywhere have the theory and practice of values-based education as synchronised or its effects as proven as Dr Neil Hawkes.
Terence Lovat, Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle,
Australia and Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Neil Hawkes’s vision is the change agent for values-based education we all need. This book provides the insight for us to move from ‘talking the talk’ to ‘walking the walk’ and is a must read for parents and educators.
Sue Cahill, Student Well-Being Leader, St Charles Borromeo Primary School, Melbourne, Australia

Rooted in his own experiences as a successful teacher and head teacher, the author has a deep commitment to core human values being placed at the heart of good and great schools. In this book, he draws upon his extensive international work to offer a carefully argued and convincing rationale as to why school leaders – and indeed business and wider society – might embrace the practical ideas he puts forward.
Roy Blatchford, Director, National Education Trust

I have always looked at the art of leadership as being one of self-awareness and an awareness of others. As Sun Tsu fabulously puts it, ‘Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline. Reliance on intelligence alone results in rebelliousness. Exercise of humaneness alone results in weakness. Fixation on trust results in folly. Dependence on the strength of courage results in violence. Excessive discipline and sternness in command result in cruelty. When one has all five virtues together, each appropriate to its function, then one can be a leader.’ Neil has been able to bring the skill of understanding all components to children, educators and parents, and without doubt has made a difference to our world
through his delivery of values-based education, and I thank him for that.
Floyd Woodrow MBE DCM

Neil Hawkes writes lucidly, and with an infectious encouragement, about what he has been doing as a teacher, leader and advocate for at least the last twenty years. The quality of education provided for children, students and their families has been the cornerstone of his work, based as it has always been on their growing commitment to the values his schools have selected and celebrated. To hear and read, as I have often done, about what the children are
learning and discussing about a whole range of values, and how this has helped their development and, importantly, how often this has changed their lives, is all in this book. It is a ‘life enhancer’.
Richard Howard, Chair, National Education Trust

Guided and inspired by Neil, values-based education now pervades Ratton School. Exploring the meaning of our values and judging ourselves against them has brought clarity of purpose and a common understanding to our work. As a result, staff motivation and student behaviour have improved. Our values-based education has also proved popular with parents, who cite our strong values as a reason why they want their children to be a part of our school.
David Linsell, Head Teacher, Ratton School, Eastbourne

Being successful in school requires good teachers, but mostly you need a humane approach among adults and students. Each student must feel that they can succeed. To create this, you need a values-based curriculum that involves all aspects of work, which is the essence of Dr Hawkes’s philosophy and practice. His approach does not require expensive materials or long education. However, it is an easy way to work with the positive values with which we want to
permeate learning. Values-based education is an ideal approach that fits well in schools in Sweden.
Anna Sundström, Head of Education, Skövde, Sweden

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Neil Hawkes in New Zealand, where he has addressed numerous principals’ organisations, and in the UK where I visited schools that have embedded his values-based philosophy. With the emphasis on values in the New Zealand curriculum, this book provides teachers and others involved in the education of our young people with an insight into both the philosophy behind values-based education and the key steps to take to enable it within their educational environment. Neil’s approach is warm, enlightening and encouraging.
Paul Daley, Principal, Sancta Maria College, Auckland, New Zealand

Values-based education is at the heart of everything we do here at Chantry Primary Academy. Guided by Neil’s inspirational work, our staff team are driven by our values in the way they teach, and how they support our children and their families, resulting in comments like this from one of our pupils: ‘Values have helped me with schoolwork and friendship. The values link and help Chantry to never let me down, they always believe in you.’ Our strong values have enhanced our school’s excellent reputation in the community, helped us to become an even better school and are a core element of our school’s ‘personality’. We will continue to learn and to grow in our values journey with Neil’s work to support us.
Corisande Bateman, Head Teacher, Chantry Primary Academy, Luton

As an ex-head teacher of a values-based school and now the values education coordinator for Bedfordshire, I have twelve years first-hand experience of the positive and inspirational impact of Neil’s work in all phases of education. This book will support and re-energise those schools already involved in values education, whilst inspiring and encouraging those setting out on their values journeys.
Diana Thomas, Values Education Coordinator, Bedfordshire

Great schools are hatcheries for good souls. To do this, the centre point of schools needs to be value-based education. Neil’s book will not only help you live these values, it will help you to weave and embed them into the tapestry of the culture of your school.
Andrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist, Melbourne, Australia

Values-based education has enriched my personal life and the lives of my students, as well as my professional life as a teacher. It influences the way an individual tackles life’s experiences and how they deal with the various obstacles of life. It offers a new perspective, and requires the teacher to have integrity and to be true to his values. This teaching method makes the individual more aware of his own feelings and those of others. Values-based education awakens us to the inner values of life. By working with these values, teachers become better at their profession and the students blossom in a new and wondrous way. Mutual respect, cooperation and unity are qualities that represent those who sincerely apply values-based education in their personal and professional life. Applying values-based education, as a teacher and as a human being, is character building and constructive for society.
Valgerður Knútsdóttir, Head Teacher, Leikskolinn Alfaheidi, Iceland

No matter what stage of the life-long journey of exploring or implementing values-based learning you are on, and irrespective of how much personal and professional experience you, your school or organisation has in this field, you need to touch base with Neil’s expertise. In Brunei, we have benefitted from working within a unique combination of cultures and environments.
Our success over the years is built on our ability to transform lives through values in action. This approach powerfully reaches out to people of all cultures and faiths. It moves the spirit, touches the soul and is a guiding light for all who want to make a difference to their own and other’s lives. From Brunei, ‘The Abode of Peace’, our message is a simple one – get inspired
through taking the time to read and take action!
Kathy Wood MBE MEd, Head Teacher, Hornbill School, Brunei

Notă biografică

Dr. Neil Hawkes is an Oxford graduate and International Education Consultant. As Headteacher of Kidlington Primary and Nursery School, Neil worked tirelessly with both the school and the community to devise and implement a unique system of Values-based Education, which has since been internationally recognised as the foundation of excellent school practice.Travels internationally speaking to large audiences.

Extras


Author’s letter

Dear Reader,
I have just finished writing the final chapter of this book and I am sitting
in the lounge at our home overlooking Rutland Water. The ospreys have recently returned from overwintering in Africa, and I have a sense of awe and wonder as I watch a pair circling in the blue sky. The sun is shining on the water, creating diamond-like sparkles; the countryside seems full of expectant energy as spring finally arrives.

My mood and the scene I am witnessing give me a sense of the incredible privilege it is to be alive. I recall my brother, Maurice’s, words, ‘Remember, Neil, this is not a rehearsal; embrace life now.’ My understanding is that people, just like you and me, have a huge potential to embrace life and to live in harmony with other people and our environment. However, we are all capable of sabotaging our potential happiness and well-being and the sustainability of our beautiful planet, and frequently do so. Is there an answer to this paradox?

Over the last thirty years, my life’s mission has been to support others and myself to kindle a spark of goodness, which I believe resides in each of us. And, by so doing, embrace and release into the world the creative, dynamic energy of our innate human qualities, which include love, peace and compassion. I have also been acutely aware that such a desire to nourish virtuousness can appear idealistic and naive, failing to recognise the reality of our human condition.

Not to be deterred, I have engaged on a quest to find a practical philosophy
that would make a contribution to the evolution of human consciousness. This mission has brought me into contact with many truly remarkable human beings who have supported me. The content of this book is witness to their wisdom, and I make no claims that my work is mine alone.


I believe that this book represents a modest contribution to helping
each of us explore our human potential. In it, I invite you to discover
the core philosophy and practices of what I have termed valuing and its
practical application, values-based education (VbE).

The evidence that I will share with you, from many countries, is that
values-based education is a powerful way to foster a values-based person,
family, school, business, community, country and world.

I hope that you enjoy the experience of engaging with the ideas you
will encounter on your journey through this book. They have changed
my life; they may also change yours.

Warmest good wishes,

Neil

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Inspiring individuals, families, schools, communities, companies and organisations to be values-based.

Values-based education is supporting both children and adults to be the best that they can be in countries throughout the world. We all seek meaning and purpose in our lives, so it is not only children that can benefit from this transformative process, but adults too.

Dr Neil Hawkes constantly strives for better education for all and advocates a unique way of thinking about how we can live our lives which enables us to flourish personally, socially and academically. He describes how we can develop a secure sense of self by nurturing our natural positive dispositions. Neil demonstrates ways in which teachers, parents, pupils and indeed all of us can create happier and more productive lives by raising our self-awareness and self-confidence.

Dr Neil Hawkes demonstrates again and again that he has important insights into character education. I highly recommend this book.
Professor William Jeynes, Senior Fellow, Witherspoon Institute, Princeton and
Professor, Department of Education, California State University

Neil Hawkes has been the fearless pioneer of values-based education – both as an outstanding head of school and then as a public educator. This book encapsulates the extraordinary power of his message. Lord Richard Layard
The author has influenced not just the schools he has run, but countless others in using a values-based approach to change for the better the way children and their families lead their lives. Here he writes in a way that any school leader, in any country or setting, will find inspiring and practically useful in doing the same thing.
Professor Sir Tim Brighouse

Neil Hawkes’s vision is the change agent for values-based education we all need. This book provides the insight for us to move from ‘talking the talk’ to ‘walking the walk’ and is a must-read for parents and educators.
Sue Cahill, Student-Wellbeing Leader

By inviting us to embark on a virtual relationship with him, Neil takes the reader on an evidence-based journey getting to the heart of what education should be about – not grades and results, but what we as a society want a well-educated 18 or 19 year old to look like.
Clive Byrne, Director, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals

Dr Neil Hawkes is an Oxford graduate, a renowned International Education Consultant and Founder of the International Values Education Trust. As Head Teacher of West Kidlington School, Neil worked tirelessly with the school and its community to devise and implement a unique system of values-based education, which has since been internationally recognised as the foundation of excellent school practice.