Activating Our Minds #10

Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson - 2 mins

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Listen Up In the world of today we are awash with communications, grabbing our attention every second. It seems that everyone has got something to say, but not much time to listen. Listening has become a lost art, even though it is one of the most important life skills a person can have. Here is a simple guide of Dos and Don’ts to improve your listening skills.



Changing Perspectives

'I'm so stupid' a reverse poem about dyslexia written by a 10-year-old student is inspiring the masses; encouraging people to share stories about the challenges their own children face. Shared on twitter by teacher Jane Broadis, the poem highlights the feelings and stigmas that those with dyslexia might face, and how shifting your perspective can change your attitude.


AOM 10 Dyslexia Poem

When all seems lost, find your courage.

The message of Dumbo teaches us to celebrate what makes us different. As Timothy the mouse says in the original version, “The very things that hold you down are gonna carry you up and up and up.” Our team will definitely be flying to the cinema next week to watch Dumbo make people’s hearts soar.