Back to school

My youngest started secondary school today.

Things went pretty smoothly. We walked there, so there was time for a chat on the way, and she arrived on time, in the right uniform, with the right stuff in her bag and wandered off into the (massive) school pretty happily with a friend. Job done.

But isn’t it funny how “back to school” time stays with you?

I still have a sense of a “new start” in September: hope for the future; excitement about what new learning there’ll be (and a strong urge to tidy up).

Personally, I find that it’s a good thing to harness.

It’s a great time to reflect on your strengths and achievements, reassess goals and understand/plan to work on any gaps.

Do you agree?

Why not commit to finding 10 minutes today to reflect on how far you’ve come, where you want to go and how you could get there?

If you are wondering where to start, this post of mine on reflective learning, written for the beginning of the SRA’s needs-based learning, might be useful.

And keep an eye out for my special back-to-school clear out offers, coming along this week. Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to hear about it all.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80, Henry Ford
Anyone who stops learning is old

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I am a lawyer and a Knowledge Management expert. Through The Knowledge Business I help law firms improve their efficiency and profitability through knowledge services - consultancy, training and implementation help.
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4 Responses to Back to school

  1. To help everyone with their back-to-school learning and to help me clear out some spare books, I’ve created some “bundles of learning” for you, which I’ll be selling off at under half price this week.

    There will be just one bundle per day.

    If you see something you want, email me at and confirm which bundle you fancy.

    I’ll put all the names in a hat on Friday and pick out the lucky people then.

    For the workshops, I’ll include two venues where possible, so you can choose your nearest, but if you can’t make the session yourself, you are welcome to gift it to someone else in your firm or swap it for 2 personal coaching sessions (by skype/zoom).

    If you have a troublesome budget/approval process which will make difficulties for you in the timescale, feel free to email “yes, subject to approval” for the bundle you want. If, in the end, you can’t get the approval (even though it’s half price) I’ll pick a second person out of the hat and offer the bundle to them.

    Any questions/problems just ask!

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