Monthly Archives: June 2013

‘I’m thinking of becoming a primary school teacher.’

– Rhod Gilbert I’ve been listening to Rhod’s interview for The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast on the way home from today’s gig, it was recorded back in August 2012 and the comedy superstar announced that he’d quite like to go into … Continue reading

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Francis Bacon paintings fetch £21 million at London auction

With all this talk of Renaissance Men I just discovered this story on the BBC. “Francis Bacon paintings make £21m at London auction Two works by British artist Francis Bacon, including the first painting he ever sold, have fetched more … Continue reading

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Science + Art = The Future

Traditional education systems all over our tiny planet focus on the sciences, alongside languages, technology and mathematics, as the priority subjects taught to children. The arts, humanities and physical education are sidelined and deemed less important. As those who have … Continue reading

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London House is 3D Illusion

Be prepared to have your mind go in to complete meltdown… Leandro Erlich, an Argentinian artist, has built a Victorian-style house in London that doesn’t exist. It is nothing more than a very clever optical illusion… Yet you can see … Continue reading

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The Role of Education Today.

Inspired by his TED Talks I decided to buy the new edition of Out of Our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson and have spent the odd spare hour here and there over the past couple of days browsing through its … Continue reading

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A quote from a teacher that really made me think:

“We (teachers) need to get our job right for our own sake if nothing else, because we’re the ones who’ll be retiring in to a World run by those who currently sit in our classrooms.” Related articles The Power of … Continue reading

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The ‘F’ Word!

No, not that word. The ‘F’ word I’m talking about is the word fail. I hate it. Well that’s not completely true, I don’t hate the word fail. It can be quite a useful word. What I hate is its current … Continue reading

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