The Neuroscience of Memory – Eleanor Maguire

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In this engaging lecture the speaker Eleanor Maguire explains through demonstrations some of the peculiarities of memory to show that we often do not remember things exactly as they occurred yet we often believe we do. I learnt a lot about human memory years ago at school and it has stuck with me ever since because I know what it …

Developing a Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck

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If you have not heard of Carol Dwecks work on the Growth mindset then you are missing out. I learnt about the Growth mindset in my teens and I have been using it every since in just about every success I have ever had. The principle is simple and in fact so is the implementation which is why it is …

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How to achieve success: 21 amazing lessons

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Fitness isn’t just about running or lifting weights. It’s about learning how to succeed at something. What makes one person fit may make another unfit or unhealthy. So fitness requires the right mindset for success and over the years I have been compiling a list of inspirational talks and lessons on the mindset required for success. I haven’t yet had …

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knowledge is literally power!!!

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I am considering an equation to explain the value of knowledge that is based on Einsteins famous e=mc2 equation. Energy from mass and light The equation e=mc2 basically means: energy (a measure of power) is equal to the mass of an object, multiplied by, the speed of light squared. The whole explanation for this is not my ball park, I understand …

The top five unexpected costs which could catch you out this year

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Reading through bloglovin I found The top five unexpected costs which could catch you out this year. It’s useful because it makes some simple but crucial points that aren’t obvious to everyone. Car Repair Tech Breakdown Vet Bill Washing machine repair Opticians bill A lack of savings  This is the biggest reason people make rash decisions like getting sudden loans. It’s …

5 reasons why you don’t need to teach math

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I’ve talked before how I feel Tennis is an education. So I like it when I read someone else explain the similar idea. Life is its own education. The article 5 reasons why you don’t need to teach math is provocative and I like that. Challenging the very root of learning but at the same time expressing everything my best teachers taught …

How online gamers are solving science’s biggest problems

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The guardian article How online gamers are solving science’s biggest problems considers a fascinating new approach bringing the gaming experience to solving real world problems.  The results are already impressive but this is just the start. In the same way Facebook, Twitter and others brought the power of connectedness to communication through the power of the interweb. It is only natural that …

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Brain Function "Boosted For Days After Reading a Novel"

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Reading a gripping novel causes biological changes in the brain which last for days as the mind is transported into the body of the protagonist The new research, carried out at Emory University … found that reading a good book may cause heightened connectivity in the brain and neurological changes that persist in a similar way to muscle memory. Read …

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What made the Wright brothers successful

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I needed a little inspiration in the challenges of being an entrepreneur and inventor. I just checked out the Wright Brothers because at the time they pioneered human flight there were hundreds of others trying to do just the same. I wanted to understand how long it took them. What kinds of things they did. How much detail they went into and …

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What I am learning from my injuries

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I am active therefore I get injured. That’s probably the best way to think about it. So injury is part of life and something I need to learn about and overcome. To that end I have started to document what I have learned from my injuries The other posts focus on specifically treating that injury including: wrist sprain, ankle sprain, toe …

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Transfer of learning: How I get more done with less effort

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During A level PE I learnt about the concept of transfer of learning. The principle that once you have learnt a skill in one area it is easier to learn it in another. Footballers use this concept to play well with both feet. Once they learn to play with their dominant foot they find it easier to learn with their …

Touch Tennis: The five a side of tennis

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Following on from Pickleball yesterday, today I discovered Touch Tennis when I came across @touchtennis on twitter. The idea is the same. I reduced size version of tennis the whole family can play and it began in Rashid Ahmad’s backgarden playing his 5 year old daughter. This sounds like a more practical short tennis idea because the rules demand fewer changes from the …

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Learning: Is it Online or Offline. Are we letting fear get in the way?

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Just a short post inspired by reading notes from an upcoming e-assessment faculty meeting. A question came up about offline learning and ereaders in particular. How far can we go with them. A very informed answer was given by Niall Sclater taking reference from his existing article making ebooks more interactive: logistics and ethics. Niall is a key influence in …

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Learning is Innate: How the changing world can help you adapt better

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My view is that learning is innate and the changing world can improve education. What this means for competition is exciting. I see ways to vastly improve the process of understanding your opponent even before you have met them. Moving competition to a whole new realm. I’ll introduce my ideas for an ideal education experience later. Here I just wanted …

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Learning is innate. How the changing world can help education

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The evolution of learning is a fascinating topic. Learning is my strength because I was brought up to think that learning is innate and every challenge is surmountable. In fact learning is never really changing, only the tools and processes we use to learn will change. The education industry has been struggling to figure out how these new tools can …

Parenting Aces with guest Wayne Bryan

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Listen To Sports Internet Radio Stations with UR10s on BlogTalkRadio I’m listening to the above  UR10s episode of parenting aces on blogtalkradio. I’ve been looking for quality tennis podcasts and I’m hoping this one is a keeper. Listening to the father of the Bryan twins is just fantastic. He’s sharing with me his philosophy on inspiring and supporting his kids to whatever …