Unsung heroes

I’m finally off on holiday next week, and to now have been working closely with our ICT chaps in getting our three colleges ready for business. They have been working like trojans to ensure the new systems are in place for the new term, and will largely go unthanked when …

Twitter: two sides to the story

In the Telegraph today, Bryony Gordon decries the use of Twitter as a vehicle for mawkish and inappropriate outbursts of grief at the death of Amy Winehouse. One tweet mentions that a reason to love Winehouse is because she ‘once spat at Pippa Middleton’. However, for those of us fascinated …

Are their brains changing?

Research into the brain’s neuro-plasticity suggests that young people’s brains are different from ours. For the first time since formal education began, we are dealing with a generation of learners who think differently from the way we do. Their visual memory and visual processing skills are now far more dominant …