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Memorable learning moment (#peel21st Nov 2015 blog hop)

A grade six teacher and I had co-planned a series of sessions with her students around coding with Scratch. In one of the later sessions, I was working with a boy who was frustrated with the game he was making and told me he wanted to start over again.  361 more words


Ben Carson & the Shifting Sands of Educational Discourse

Ben Carson, onetime neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate, believes the Egyptian pyramids were built by Joseph to store grain.  “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” he said… 690 more words



Hello and welcome to my blog, Reconstructing Education.

The name of the blog is inspired by my experiences in the education sector as a teacher. I work in special education, my students have Statements of Special Educational Needs, relating to Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties. 193 more words


uLearn - Creativity in Education

Creativity in Education is no longer an option, it’s absolutely necessary – Tim Kitchen (blog – Adobe Education Exchange)

How can be creative in education? 306 more words


Reinventing mathematics for schools

I found this today. It’s worth a read.

Author: Gary S. Stager

Link: reinventingmath.com/?p=87

Here’s an extract:

Conrad Wolfram estimates that 20,000 student lifetimes are wasted each year by school children engaged in mechanical (pencil and worksheet) calculations. 67 more words


Is the learning in your classroom "hard fun"?

Seymour Papert often talked about learning needing to be “hard fun”.  Make writing hard fun.  Make reading hard fun.  The term hard fun was brought to his attention by a student who was working on a LOGO project.   626 more words


Build it and they will engage

It was many years ago that I recognised the importance of performance as an integral part of real learning.

This continues to be reinforced as I work with adults in learning environments. 355 more words