Why Blog?

I love to share things I come across with colleagues, parents and friends and others interested in matters to do with education. I am particularly interested in inquiry learning, gifted education, fostering independence and growing emotional literacy in our children. You may find posts interesting, you may not. You may agree, you may not but the important thing is you ponder about how it sits with you and your learning journey.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Resilience, perseverance, grit!

An interesting but short TED Talk discussing research about what makes a difference for success. Well worth 5 minutes of your day.
How do we develop these traits in the classroom? 

Monday, 20 May 2013

A Couple of Sites to Explore

ToonDoo - A great place to create your own cartoon strips.

Great for:

  • Conversations
  • Values
  • Practising another language
  • Writing steps
  • Jokes

TED Talks have been around for awhile now and in the last 18 months or so TEDEd talks have been established. They are designed to use in the classroom with children and to inspire your teaching. Have a search through, you never know what you might find and where it might lead.

Here is a list of the top 10 talks on this site.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Great Place for Apps

Kathy Schrock's information around learning and ICT has always been great. Here is a page she has created dedicated to apps and connecting them to Bloom's Taxonomy. Bloomin' marvellous!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Manifesto for Children

I just love this and had to share. At then end of the day this is what it is all about.

The Manifesto for Children
E. Paul Torrance
Don’t be afraid to fall in love with something
and pursue it with intensity.
Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit
and enjoy your greatest strengths.
Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others
and to walk away from the games they impose on you.
Free yourself to play your own game.
Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you.
Learn the skills of interdependence.
Don’t waste energy trying to be well-rounded
Do what you love and can do well.

See original link here