Tag Archives: learning

Zoo Barcelona

Yes, it’s another Barcelona post but nothing to do with football – promise! Last week when I was in Barcelona on a Comenius Regio visit, my colleague Jane and I hared around numerous sites in the city, collecting resources. One place we visited was the Zoo de Barcelona. Are all zoos the same, we wondered? […]

What I learned today pt3

The final session today was focussed on learning styles and preferences. Lighting – dark, small light, whole room lit Seating – at a table, on the floor, lying down, standing up Temperature – warm, cold, hot Sound – silent, music, louder noise All the above affect our learning if conditions aren’t ideal for us. Personally, […]

What I learned today pt2

I’ve already blogged about Thunks and making kids’ brains hurt which were the key ideas in this session. However, a few other things that were interesting. 1. A useful reference for philosophy for kids – SAPERE 2. When we ask questions, we’re not comfortable with leaving silence.  On average, we wait  0.9 sec before filling […]

Practical strategies for thinking learning and motivation.

Today I’m at a cluster training day entitled Practical strategies for thinking learning and motivation. It’s being led by Ian Gilbert of Independent Thinking who, so far, has given us all lots to digest! More detail later as I start to digest what we’re discovering, but so far I have learnt that- I shouldn’t have […]

MFL Show and Tell

A not to be missed event fast approaching is the 3rd MFL Show and Tell. Following on from the inaugural event at the Isle of Wight conference 2008, and the second edition held in Coventry in November 2009 , José Picardo (he of the sexy Spanish accent and highly informative Box of Tricks) has volunteered […]