Saturday, June 30, 2012

The changing face of teaching and learning

The traditional approach to teaching and learning is slowly starting to change. Check out this TED video to see one such example of how this is happening.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Taiwan embraces exercise for students

I have posted before on Dr. John Ratey. However, I feel that the benefits of exercise on student performance and overall well-being are so important, but, sadly, so overlooked that I need to remind anyone who reads this blog. One particularly significant development has been Taiwan, already one of the world's highest academically performing countries, taking on board Dr Ratey's advice and research, which is being personally endorsed by the Taiwanese president!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Inspired by the Apple WWDC

This is the first part of the Apple WWDC 2012.  The whole thing is worth watching.  However, from 7 min 40 secs, from a teacher's perspective, I found it particularly inspiring.