Tag Archives: teaching

The Midlands’ most influential Tweeter?

I received this tweet from @lisacov19 whilst I was holiday, offering congratulations. I had no idea what I’d done – surely I wasn’t been congratulated on collecting owls? So had to check out the link which explained more. Social media analysts Lissted have created a list of the top 250 Twitter accounts across Birmingham, Solihull and the […]

TeachMeetEdShow – my 2+7 minutes

Last Friday (21st) saw me charging from Stafford to Marston Green, and then running at high speed (wearing inappropriate shoes obviously!) from the carpark to Hall3 for TeachMeetEdShow. Fortified by hugs from various people including Simone (who is as bonkers as me which helps) and Buncey (who is exceedingly clever but also daft as a […]

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 […]