Book Savvy Spotlight on Maggie Kindred
My career took me through teaching, social work and practice teaching.
Social carers generally are undervalued by society, and often undervalue themselves. So this book is about helping carers to recognise and value the skills they already possess, and develop these.
Learning should be fun, and can make all kinds of everyday experiences more interesting and rewarding.
I committed myself a long time ago to producing sound practice-based material in a digestible style - particularly for carers, students who have had bad classroom experiences, and the non-academic.
As an educator, I loved trying to make theory 'live'. As a worker, I loved the skill and commitment of care workers. As a writer, I tried to bring both together.
I could go on for volumes, there is so much around! Selection for relevance, interest and 'shelf life' is therefore a real challenge.
Open a search engine 'carers', and you will find plenty of information. Open my book and you will hopefully find a mini-open learning course.
I enjoy socialising with friends, cycling, playing a bit of short tennis, reading (non-academic), and playing Scrabble with my husband Mike and daughter Cath in this lovely French setting.
* Contacting all social care courses in the UK
* Contacting all bookshops and libraries in the UK
What would I do without the internet!
Personal contact is best: attending conferences or face-to-face training. I can't do those now but wish I could.
Online for the practicality.
Good quality training is essential: here is a diy training course for 'people who care', inside the family, outside it, paid, or not - foster carers, residential, kinship, and home carers.
Tell others! Employed carers are in a position to promote the book by using it as diy training, or taking it to conferences.
I am never satisfied with anything I write, so ONE is a challenge. At this moment 'compassion' is the ingredient which is lacking in care - so I'd shout it from my book's housetop.
I could say 'more of the same' and it would be true. But every living day changes what I think - my books will reflect this.
Concentrate on what you would want from a book yourself - that is what you'll do best..
Maggie's particular interests are in group-work, communication skills, teamwork and producing sound practice-based material in a digestible style.
Maggie is available for interviews, blogs and writing training material to order.
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