Thoughts about teaching and learning issues


Hippocrates is referred to as the Father of Medicine. The oath that doctors take is named after him. Why though? Afterall, there’s very little firm evidence that he wrote many of the books, articles and treaties in the Corpus that …Read more »

The Christmas festivities almost upon us and (no doubt) management are trying to ensure that lessons are productive and rather lacking in video watching. Here are some sites that cover elements of the History of Christmas. I’ve tried to ensure a …Read more »


A round up of some of the most significant events that have taken place on this day – 1st December – in History 1835 – Hans Christian Anderson’s first book of Fairy tales is published. For more information about Hans …Read more »

Origins of Black Friday

I must confess to having not known this until just a few minutes ago. Perhaps a change of name is in order:   Or then again, maybe not. The BBC website has compiled a list of ‘rumours’ about the origins …Read more »


What is iBeacon and how is it Being Used in Education? When people discuss location aware learning tools, they usually are talking about Apple’s iBeacon. The iBeacon is a Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) device that has significant potential in the world …Read more »


Encourage Their (Your Children’s) Creativity with Music Lessons Do you want to enhance or improve the creativity and mental performance of your children? One way of doing it even at a young age is through music lessons. If you want …Read more »

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5 tips to encourage creativity in children Some people are more creative than others; fact. For every David Hockney or Mozart there are thousands of enthusiastic amateurs who are creative as a hobby but know they aren’t good enough to …Read more »


5 Reasons History Is a More Than Worthwhile Subject To Take Don’t have an idea for your course major or elective subject yet? Consider History. But a lot of students see History as a boring and difficult subject, and those …Read more »


With the World Cup and end of term blues almost upon us, I thought it may be a good time to promote an excellent activity designed by Ian Dawson.  Kings of Football is a research task that is quite adaptable. …Read more »


The Independent Newspaper are running a series of articles under the heading of “A History of the First World War in 100 Moments.”  Having begun the series in early April, the paper is publishing a new article each day about …Read more »

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