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‘
Labour could replace GCSEs within a decade with a single baccalaureate that would end the historic divide between academic and technical education, the shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, has told the Guardian. Hunt said he hoped the plan would end underachievement in English schools
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
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