Saturday, March 17, 2012

Khan Academy - what a great resourse for education!

I posted some time ago on the Khan Academy after seeing a TED presentation about the web resource. I have just stumbled upon an excellent follow up from the 60 Minutes website.  It's quite inspirational; the website is something that I will certainly be promoting in my own school and region. 

Click here to be inspired.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A mind / body connection - why exercise makes children smarter

Reading this article 'Sports or Smarts?', once again brought to my attention that fitness and academics aren't mutually exclusive; rather, they complement each other.  But don't take my word for it, instead watch this presentation from Dr. John A. Ratey, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A fascinating insight into the OECD education report from a New Zealand perspective

This is a very interesting analysis by Warwick B. Elley on the recent OECD report on education.  Most interesting are the five criticisms of our education system.

To read the article, click here.