Understanding that things are not as 'glossy' as they seem is an important part of critical thinking, and asking questions - rather than just accepting information - helps us all to move towards understanding even just a little bit more of the story.
This was one of the questions discussed by ThoughtBox during an event at Dartington's Centre for Social Justice & Innovation when exploring how to support refugees coming into our communities. So what do you think makes something feel like 'home'?
Being a part of the 'system' means you know yourself what is and isn't working and have a strong voice to share when it comes to what should change. So what do you think? What could our education systems look like in the future (or rather, what should they look like)?
Many people still think that the plastic waste in our oceans comes from people dropping litter on the beach. Although this is a contributor, it is the tip of the iceburg when it comes to understanding where (and how) our waste ends up in the oceans.
We know that being in nature makes us happy. This has been known and proved for a long, long time, and nature therapy is a regularly used tool for supporting mental health and happiness. But what about watching nature documentaries? Can they too make us happy?
If you choose to only see the bad, the ugly and the fearful things in life you can easily feed your mind with more and more negativity until this is all that you see. But what happens if instead you choose to see the good...?
Nowadays, we are doing less hugging in our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?
Can we look beyond our comfortable convenience lifestyles for the sake of the planet? This was just one of the questions posed to the formidable panel at a recent debate on the BBC entitled 'The Selfish Green', featuring a stella line up of the world's finest minds...
Should we be teaching our children how to navigate 'fake news'? In a world of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts', it is more important than ever to educate our children to learn to discern fact from opinion.
Some argue schools should focus solely on academics, but staggering statistics on mental health show students need more than that. Teacher and writer Peter DeWitt explores some of the reasons we need to start supporting social and emotional learning in our schools.
Welcome to the school whose teachers vow to approach every child with “unconditional positive regard” in an attempt to really understand each child as an individual and to rethink punishment as a form of discipline.