Is Gaming the way Forward for Teaching?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Rhys | No Comments

Having watched the TED talk by Matthew Peterson on gaming in the classroom and read the article by James Gee. I have mixed views on whether gaming has a place in education. They both have strong points and proofs that would strongly argue that gaming is good for students’ education. However, with each positive there […]

Success doesn’t come to you. You Go To It.

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Rhys | 3 Comments

Having watched this weeks TED talk by Angela Duckworth and read the article by Jo Boaler. I have to say my views and opinions on the idea of growth mindsets has been strengthened after listening to their views on it. Angela Duckworth talked about “grit” and how if we work hard enough at something we […]

Memory. Taught or Inherent?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2016 in Rhys | One Comment

Having watched the TED talk by Matthew Syed and read the article by Willingham I am very open to the idea of how a lack of memory recall might be affecting students ability at mathematics. They discuss how if we don’t practice something regularly we forget how to retrieve those memories that show us the […]

Pythagoras Vs Van Gogh

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Rhys | One Comment

Having watched the latest talk given by Sir Ken Robinson on creativity in students. He talks about how students should be more creative and how the structure of education is biased towards certain subjects. I both agree and disagree with Ken on some of his views and opinions on the education system. He began by […]

Computers Vs Pen & Paper

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Rhys | One Comment

Having watched the TED talk on how computers should be used in mathematics by Conrad Wolfram and read the article by Willingham. I have mixed opinions on how computers could aid or handicap the learning of mathematics in schools. Firstly Wolfram discussed how using maths in the real world is very popular in modern society. […]

Reflection on Shanghai Maths

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Rhys | No Comments

The trip we took to Chailey School last week to observe some Shanghai maths first hand, was a real eye opener. It showed me a completely different way of teaching and gave me plenty of ideas that I hope to take into the classroom myself. The first thing that impacted on me personally was the […]

Here’s how its done. Now its your turn.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Rhys | 3 Comments

Having watched the video by Michael Pershan and read the article by Andrew Blair I have mixed opinions on the Khan Academy and teaching styles is the US and UK. Having previously been in favour of the Khan academy the video this week has made me think otherwise. In the USA students spend more time […]

Welcome to the Academy

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Rhys | 2 Comments

Both, the TED talk by Salman Khan about his own Khan academy and the article on Mathematical Ability by Daniel Willingham, raised key ideas and opinions on how mathematics is learned at taught today. Looking at the Khan academy first their aim is to get students to do the lessons in their own time. This […]

Growing Minds in the Classroom

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Rhys | 3 Comments

  Having watched Carol Dwecks’ presentation on Growth mindsets and how this can affect the learning of students in school. As well as reading the Relational Understanding article by Richard Skemp. I have had two views on the way that students learn and what could help enhance their learning capabilities in mathematics. Carol talked about […]

Justice in the Classroom

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Rhys | 2 Comments

Sir Ken Robinson talks about how the education system does not meet the requirements of today’s educational needs. He says that the education system is hung up on trying to adjust for the current economic needs. Which is hopeless as the economic situations change week by week. He also claimed that the education system was […]