Category Archives: Learning

Swimmers

Babies have a natural affinity with water – they’ve just spent nine months floating in the womb, so a warm swimming pool feels very familiar to them. The advice used to be to wait until your babies had their first … Continue reading

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Making Memories

There are all kinds of ways that you can get yourself to remember things. You can remember things by repeating them over and over again. You can remember things by using clever memory systems like mnemonics, the Roman Room or … Continue reading

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Join the Dots

.       .       . .       .       . .       .       . Join all the dots using only 4 straight lines and without taking your … Continue reading

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Now I Have Finally Seen The Light

“I saw Goody Proctor with the devil!” The Crucible There was a strangely febrile atmosphere on edu-Twitter last weekend. People snapping at each other, making bold statements, accusations of bias or rudeness flying around, a general sense of narkiness in … Continue reading

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Absorbed

Sometimes by ‘engagement’ we mean ‘busy’, although just because you’re busy, doesn’t mean you’re moving forwards. You might be busy doing the thing badly. Some skills need you to stay busy to learn them, and for a teacher to watch … Continue reading

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So Over That

The picture above is (I am reliably informed) of a Pokémon character called Oshawott. My daughter drew it for an art competition when she was eight years old. She didn’t win a prize with her picture, but she was so … Continue reading

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A Blunt Instrument

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo I look down at my workbench. I have a number of tools available to me, to make the sculpture happen. I pick up the chisel and the … Continue reading

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