Is 8% a big number? Is 8% a big number? To some extent it depends on context but most of us would agree that it is usually a significant number. Who would turn down a pay increase of 8%? A..
Listed on 2011-07-12 18:20:04
“The harder I practice the luckier I get.” Psychologist Carol Dweck has given the educational community one of the most positive educational concepts yet to be developed – mindset.&n..
Listed on 2011-07-12 00:54:57
If a picture is worth a thousand words ...how much is a video worth? These ones are priceless – for educators of post-compulsory students. To call the two videos featured in this post &ldq..
Listed on 2011-06-28 20:19:35
If mathematics has a poster boy it is – or at least should be – Dan Meyer. Meyer is something of a rarity in the field of public discussion of mathematics; he is not an academic, he ..
Listed on 2011-06-28 20:16:47
Following on consistently in my habit of being the last kid on the block to discover something I recently fell upon “Mathematician’s Lament” by Paul Lockhart. The history of th..
Listed on 2011-06-28 20:13:50
I’ve been reading a lot of assignments of late to do with literacy generally and the “literacy wars” in particular. Perhaps predictably the students fall comfortably into..
Listed on 2011-06-28 20:08:12
We live in an era of bells and whistles and razzmatazz, the 30 second sound bite, flash animations and “edutainment”. For a message to “hit home” it has to be deliv..
Listed on 2011-06-28 20:06:29
First graders are social little people. They are with lots of different kids, as well as adults, all day every day. This discusses certain aspects of social growth and changes that first graders en..
Listed on 2011-05-30 17:24:57
Today was frustrating - until I had a visit from a ghost.It was one of those days - I was organised and had my “to-do-list” ready. I was focused. I was energetic. I was e..
Listed on 2011-05-03 23:35:41
Well, Duh!” Prolific writer and vocal advocate for educational reform Alfie Kohn has just published a new collection of essays under the banner of “Feel – Bad Education”. ..
Listed on 2011-04-18 00:46:58