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Month: March 2017

Stop Fetishising Failure and Success

  Famous ‘failures’ is a slightly ridiculous concept when tied to the idea of ‘success’. In most cases the people above are famous people who have succeeded who have experienced some sort of failure in their lives. I’m not sure...

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The problem with ‘reading along’

It has become an unwritten law of teaching that when reading aloud to students, the teacher must ensure students are reading along in their own copy of the text. This is, I contend, a bad idea. To understand why we need to...

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Too Much Teaching is Wasted

Let me give you some information: (Try to imagine that you’re going to learn it.) The Earth-Sun distance is used as unit of distance called the Astronomical Unit. 1 AU.  The Earth-Moon distance is 0.0026 AU to 2 significant...

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The consequences of freedom

Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back...

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