Category: Challenge


IF is a big word – it’s just literature

Why should IF be considered by English Departments? Many thanks to the delegates in the workshops at #CASWales12 for really exploring this question with me, it was a topic of debate in both sessions. The simple answer is that it really is just literature on steroids. The more complex answer… well I am hoping my English…
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25 Jun ’12 1

Learning Game Design

Another great RSS link, another great TED talk delivered by a disruptive, thoughtful and adventurous educator, Paul Anderson; backed up by his website and a YouTube channel overflowing with flipped style tutorial videos.   A lot of what Paul promotes reminds me of both what ‘The Escapist‘- as was and the 3D Gamelab are trying to promote and who know’s,…
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17 Jun ’12 0

Impossible is a resistent foe

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.…
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9 Jun ’12 0

Old dog, new trick

One of the benefits to observing lessons is that this old dog, still gets to learn new tricks. Like all good mavens, I collect these and share them. Like the 54 Ways to introduce a Learning Objective Google Doc. This week I saw a different take on ‘Odd one out.’ Interestingly, the students really like…
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24 May ’12 0


Involved in interviewing today I heard a lot about values. Values about oneself as a teacher and about education as a system. Interestingly, I did not hear much about the values we try to imaprt onto our students. This may well have been due to the questions we asked of course. However, here is one value I…
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21 May ’12 0

Slow Writing

It started with David Didau’s (@learningspy) blog post. BIF! Then onto David Riley (@David_Triptico), Triptico creator and education app designer.  BAM! (The man’s talent are for hire BTW.) Then it was back to my Year 8 ‘Creative Writing’ class for testing this morning and POW! With a thumbs up and a green light, from both…
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15 May ’12 0