“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence”
I’ve always read that quote and was troubled by the ignorance part, which I, being a firm advocate in meritocracy with all things in life, like to believe is not the case. But in so far as applying this quote to success for a pupil in school maths I would alter the ignorance part and keep the second part to it to say.
Edtech - the role of technology in education
Hanging on my “wall of inspiration” in my maths classroom is Nelson Mandela’s famous quote on education. Given that modern technology has, without question, revolutionised the way we do almost everything in our lives, it is a reasonable question to ask, whether using technology effectively could help improve education and, as such, in Mandela’s words change the world. Read around the subject of the use of technology in education, aka, edtech and you will find as many studies and...
What do a teacher and entrepreneur have in common?
“Those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach”
The old adage above couldn’t be further from the truth in my opinion. I like to say “those who can, have unrelenting energy, buckets full of passion, an ability to be masterful communicators and work in sometimes tough conditions, teach”...
How to pass the numeracy skills test: 10 top tips for trainee teachers
From getting a friend to test your mental arithmetic to changing the clocks close to the exam, maths teacher Colin Hegarty shares his advice on taking the numeracy tests
Brush up basic skills with YouTube videos: A significant element of the test relies on basic number skills, particularly with fractions, decimals, percentages, rounding...