At the talk I gave on intuition at Wellington College’s Education Festival on Thursday, I ended up not using the slides I’d prepared and wandering a bit off topic. Here follows what I’d planned
Along with, “It’s a skills based subject,” the cry that there are no wrong answers in English is, I think pretty unhelpful. Take the example of teaching Priestley’s perennial, An Inspector Calls.
A few mornings ago, Rufus William got in touch with an interesting request: @LearningSpy fancy doing a quick maths activity? You just need something to write with some paper — Rufus (@RufusWilliam)
Children’s author and high-profile opponent of phonics instruction, Michael Rosen recently wrote this blog casting doubt on the idea that learning phonics could help people spell. He was writing in response to an
This is the last of my posts on Daniel Dennett’s tools for thinking outlined in Intuition Pumps. You can read the others here. Everyone want to find meaning in their actions and the
Argue with idiots, and you become an idiot. Paul Graham Science fiction writer and critic, Ted Sturgeon coined what’s become known as Sturgeon’s Law: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.” This is sometimes
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question. E. E. Cummings Everyone likes a rhetorical question, don’t they? Do they? Think about it. Try answering it. Do you think everyone really