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Do Something New and Exciting Every Day for 30 Days

I recently came across a great TED video by Matt Cutts called ‘Try Something New For 30 Days’. The blurb to the video intrigued me:

‘Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.’ Continue reading “Do Something New and Exciting Every Day for 30 Days”

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What If The World Were 100 People?

If the population of the world was only 100 people what would society look like?

  • 14 can’t read or write
  • 1 controls 50% of all the money
  • 13 don’t have clean water
  • 23 don’t have shelter
  • 56 don’t have access to the internet
  • 93 didn’t attend college

Continue reading “What If The World Were 100 People?”

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Things You Need To Know About Being Left-Handed

There is still a lot of ignorance about left-handedness in our schools.

We need to recognise that this isn’t a special needs issue, it is about equal opportunities.

Most failings are due to a lack of awareness rather than poor equipment.

Here is an intriguing short video explaining why some people are left-handed. Continue reading “Things You Need To Know About Being Left-Handed”

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What Is It That Schools Do To Kill Creativity?

In this post, we will be looking at a video which that will hopefully challenge you, get you thinking and develop your learning.

This one is a favourite of mine where Sir Ken Robinson asks the question ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity’? To date, it has been viewed on YouTube almost 15 million times!

Continue reading “What Is It That Schools Do To Kill Creativity?”