Tag Archives: Teaching

How to learn to paint

I’m on holiday this week, down in Devon with my niece and nephew. Ten year old Megan has asked me to give her some painting lessons, a thought that fills me with fear, not least because i don’t really know … Continue reading

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Learning science: the power of steam

Christmas is a time for families and for me that means my nine year old niece and six year old nephew. Once the flurry of wrapping paper has subsided and the boxes have been ripped open, once the new spaceship … Continue reading

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How to eat ice cream. Why a visit to the seaside teaches us about learning.

It was hot here this weekend. The first real day of Spring. Time for a walk i felt, so a trip to the beach was in order, a chance to stroll along by the sand enjoying some peace and solitude. … Continue reading

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Getting better, getting worse. The cycle of learning and teaching.

Something struck me this weekend, about how to get worse at something gracefully. When we are young, we tend to try to perfect things. To be better, faster, stronger, but this is a path that cannot last forever. As we … Continue reading

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