Category: #Fail


Brandon Generator waiting for Ep2

I wrote about this fantastic transmedia website for IE9 a couple of weeks ago. The students really seemed to enjoy it too and the writing task inherent within the website certainly challenged my class. In all honesty, it may have been just beyond their grasp, the content a little too abstract, but they had a…
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20 May ’12 0


Grit may be as essential as talent to high accomplishment. Angela Duckworth Whilst listening to an RSA podcast on creativity the keynote speaker sign posted the work of Angela Duckworth and her investigations into adherence or ‘grit.’ I added a post-it note to my monitor and focused on my todo list. Three days later I started…
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4 May ’12 0

Talent AND determination

If your are talented. But talent alone wont do it. You got to have determination as well as the talent. But I didnt have the talent, I had the determination. But sometimes determination out weighs the talent. Frank Bruno I don’t think there is any more qualified to make that statement than Frank Bruno. It…
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20 Apr ’12 0

Pupils learn how to ‘fail well’

I have a somewhat fickle relationship with failure. Both personally and professionally. Personally in that I understand embrace it within my own value system. I see its value in my own achievements. I routinely try out new ‘things’ in my classroom and openly tell the students “that I need your help as I do not know if…
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5 Feb ’12 0

Shoeless Learning

Stephen Heppell @stephenheppell threw out a comment yesterday during his keynote advocating ‘Shoeless Learning.’ On his website Stephen highlights that many Scandinavia children learn with their shoes off. In many schools worldwide shoeless learning has taken off, despite a lot of scepticism. I do not think the why has been formerly explored and invested, but…
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27 Jan ’12 0

Where ‘Behind the Screens?’

I thought it would be simple, open up my browser, search “Behind the Screen” AND Willetts and I would be able to read more about David Willetts  brave new world for ICT education. Epic #fail. Surely, if we are going to teaching about the use of IT, ICT and Digital technology we are going to…
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25 Sep ’11 0