Thursday, 18 January 2018

Meeting the needs of our learners

One aspect of teaching that we discuss during our teaching course, is ‘meeting the needs of our learners’. The word ‘needs’ may sound challenging and complex, but if we just consider that each person learns in a different way, we could come up with an accommodating solution for many of our learners’ needs. As some people learn when they see, others when they hear or do things; why don’t we ensure that our organized activities and resources address visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners? Furthermore, the way that we learn can differ depending on a range of factors, a topic or skill that we learn being one of them.
Pikes’ cline of retention shows learning retention over 3 days.
10% of what you read
20%of what you hear
30% of what you see
50% of what you see and hear
70% of what you say
90% of what you say and do is retained
Pike (1989)


Even though it is difficult to come up with learning that could be pictured, dressed in words and evidenced in action; I strive to include interesting, sometimes funny pictures in my sessions, let people discuss things through and encourage them to move around the room. It can sound a bit ‘odd’ but I noticed that ‘cards matching activities’ in different parts of the room can have a beneficial effect on my learners, including improved communication and peer cooperation. This leads me to ponder upon another aspect of teaching ‘peer cooperation’ that I would like to discuss next time J

Monday, 17 August 2015

Asda recalls Cooked and Peeled King Prawns as some packs contain raw prawns

Asda recalls Cooked and Peeled King Prawns as some packs contain raw prawns

Asda is recalling its 180g Cooked and Peeled King Prawns, with a 'use by' date of 7 June 2015, because some packs have been incorrectly produced with raw prawns

Firefly Lemon, Lime and Ginger Natural Drink from Asda stores

Purity Soft Drinks Ltd is recalling one batch of its Firefly Lemon, Lime and Ginger Natural Drink (330ml) with a ‘best before’ date of April 2016 and batch code 5029 because some bottles may contain broken glass on the rim of the bottle. This product was only distributed to Asda stores.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

I think that education is still important because it opens the mind and expands it. Don't worry if your years in school were bad or boring you can still educate yourself now.

The purpose of this blog is for anyone who has something positive to say about improving someone else's life in general. Please send in your posts and I will put them on the blog.

I will be asking well meaning people to contribute to this blog  about all aspects of life not only education a well.
I will from time to time post nuggets of text that made me think or are simply uplifting.
I hope you enjoy this forum for positive change and always remember that;

A teacher affects eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.
Henry B Adams

So please contribute you never know who's life you could make a difference to.
The following has recently been published by the Food Standards Agency 

Crunch Craving Yogurt Coated Raisins recalled due to undeclared peanuts

Clandeboye Agencies has recalled a batch of its Crunch Craving Yogurt Coated Raisins with a 'best before' end date of 31 October 2015 because some packs contain peanut, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts.