Education

  • If you’ve been part of a SLT Direct this year, you’ll have been part of the growth mindset work that we’ve been developing. On occasions, I’ve mentioned a man who tried to break in to the UK top 250 table tennis players…well, here’s the video and an accompanying website called ‘Expert in a Year

General / Election

  • Wow…really useful and powerful site with lots of great graphs / stats and tables about the forthcoming election…click here right now
  • Fascinating article about why ‘election maps’ don’t always paint the right picture. For example, a constituency with a low population density colours a greater area on the UK map than a high density…giving a disproportionate interpretation of results. Other examples on the page use hexagons.
  • There’s something incredibly cool about this triangular hammock…especially when layered on top of each other
  • I knew they promised flying cars by 2015! A really nice site with concept photography removing wheels from current cars

Misc:

Videos:

  • Ken Robinson’s 2006 talk…Do Schools Kills Creativity

  • In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

  • Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility