Education is a technology that tries to make up for what the human mind is innately bad at. Children don’t have to go to school to learn how to walk, talk, recognize
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. (One of my favourite fake Einstein quotes.) What is it about creativity which makes so many otherwise sensible people say such silly
When I trained to be teacher I was told little or nothing about how children learn. Because a lot of what we intuitively suppose about the process of learning is often flatly contradicted by cognitive
Here, for your delight and edification, are the blogs I wrote during January: 1st January – New Year’s resolutions for teachers and school leaders Make this year better than last! 2nd January – Varieties
When I was 16, Whose Line Is It Anyway? first aired on UK television. The show, hosted by Clive Anderson, asked four comedians to ad lib responses to various prompts and scenarios,
I’ve been following Greg Ashman‘s writing for some years and have always been struck by his clarity, precision, humour and single-minded sense of purpose. I haven’t always agreed with everything he’s written but
“For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.” Cervantes Learning (n) 1.