Lois Dalphinis

Where We Live

Since the emergence of civilization as we know it, humanity has used earthly resources.  In building homes and becoming settled, we have found ways to protect ourselves from forces of nature: I’m sure these forces may have seemed quite scary at times, like storms or even just cold winters….it’s natural.   As we developed I […]

To Have and Have Not

We still are living with the effects of an imperialist way of life.  What are these effects? List a few and see what you come up with. In 2007, we saw in the UK one of the most horrific summers in terms of youth deaths. I see young, bright and motivated people losing life over […]

What you wish you’d known before your job interview

    How to write a winning CV Preparing For An Interview

Citizenship

Giving Feedback

Positive Delivery of Feedback Supportive: Delivered in a non-threatening and encouraging manner. Direct: The focus of the feedback is clearly stated. Sensitive: Delivered with sensitivity to the needs of the other person. Considerate: Feedback is intended not to insult or demean. Descriptive: Focuses on behaviour that can be changed, rather than personality. Specific: Feedback is […]

Practice and improve your typing skills online

  Typing apps Typing Club : Master touch typing using this free game / educational program. Type Scout : A typewriter training app to improve your typing skills. Typing Test – Speed Hero : Find what’s your WPM (words per minute) speed, improve your typing skills and practice typing. Typing Word Game: Type the words you see […]

Effective Communication

Speaker/Sender —>  Listener/Receiver 3 main elements in communication: Verbal – what you say Vocal –  how you say it Body language – the way you say it Improve how you send your message Listen carefully Non Verbal Communication   58% of people react to  – Body Language 34% react to – Tone of Voice 8% react to – […]

Rendering The Real

…people’s realities are multi-layered and often untold; however they can be unpacked through the work they produce. (Mullings, 2011) Rendering the Real In April 2012, I attended the Visual Residue Symposium at the 198 Gallery, SW9. Accompanying an art exhibition, Visual Residue presented works of 10 practitioners who have commented on the concerns of everyday life that young people […]

How can mentoring help me?

Mentoring is about empowering people, building confidence and broadening horizons.  People have different experiences talents, abilities, so there are many reasons why people can benefit from mentoring.   Mentoring can help with: Interpersonal Skills Improving communication skills and expressing yourself Developing or maintaining relationships with others Self-Esteem Developing ways to Integrate with others Discovering /developing skills […]

Street Level

Street Level – A Bristol City Council graffiti campaign, to be used in Secondary Schools to raise discussion and awareness about graffiti and community relations.     Also see: ‘Graffiti Sessions – The Art and Justice of Social Cities‘ Rendering The Real

Building for Inspiration