It’s energy that matters, not the hours you put in.

Image CC BY darkpatator @ Flickr I was delighted to welcome my mother home from her three-and-a-half week visit to the UAE at the weekend. We got talking about what she’d been up to and she mentioned that she’d spent a lot of time reading books. In fact, she said, it was refreshing not to […]

On the importance of ‘real-world learning’

Image BY-NC ms4jah @ Flickr As with many things I write about on this blog, three things have come together recently to make me think about an issue in more detail. Briefly, these are: Discovering Courtenay Bird’s blog (via @Stammy) where she posts links to interesting and useful infographics. Reading @mortenoddvik‘s blog mortempo – and […]

Who are you and where do you come from?

People come from far and wide to read this blog: Source: Clustrmap At my previous blog (teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk – back online soon!) I used to reflect monthly on blog visitors and subscribers via RSS or email. In a relentless drive to improve vistors’ experience when visiting the blog I’d analyze which browsers were being used, their […]

Sign up for TeachMeet ETRU edition 09!

I’m delighted to announce on behalf of EdTechRoundUp that we’ll be having a (completely online) ‘TeachMeet’ on Sunday 6th December 2009. It’s called TeachMeet ETRU edition 09 and will hopefully be the first of many! If you’re not too sure what a TeachMeet is, watch the excellent explanatory video by the BrainPOP team below: Please […]

Carol Dweck on ‘growth mindsets’ and motivation.

Last week I attended the Scottish Learning Festival. I was there for two reasons: an official reason (for which the Academy kindly paid my expenses) and an unofficial one. The latter I’ve already blogged about in the form of My Google Apps Education Edition ‘nano presentation’ at TeachMeetSLF09 but the former has taken a little […]