Tag Archives: Learning

Neurodivergent Wednesday: #2. Grounding and Learning

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/IS3BtyW0RzA Being ungrounded when trying to learn or remember anything, looks roughly like this: loads of windows open, no structure, unable to concentrate, a bit wobbly and mounting confusion. Sound familiar? Whether you are … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – Grounding – what is it, why is it so important and what’s the connection with Learning

Listen to the brief recording: https://youtu.be/TQ7xB8Mgn08 Grounding is something that many people don’t know about and why it is so important for learning and so much more. This session will explain what grounding is, in answer to those people who … Continue reading

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First Free 100 books supplied to Primary Schools

I have made 3 mini videos to introduce my latest book, “The Elephants in the Classroom.” This opens a completely new approach to teaching neurodivergent students. If you click on this page you can see the videos, a brief description … Continue reading

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School – Trying to learn in the Dark

Dreading my turn to read – Entering the school system, in the UK, at age 4, my literacy was progressing, fitfully. By the age of seven, I was really struggling. My report at 16 says: “Hampered by lack of vocabulary … Continue reading

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Harrow Learning and Development Exhibition, 16th March 2014

This is always a great event, with lots of speakers, exhibition stands and visitors.  Do come and join us.  11am-2pm, Pinner Village Hall. More details at http://www.educationfairs.org.uk and click here for free workshops. I will be talking 12:30-1pm, do book … Continue reading

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Overcoming Dyslexia: Marlborough tomorrow 12th November

I am speaking at the Marlborough Dyslexia Association AGM on Tuesday 12th November 2013.  The topic is “Visualisation Techniques for Learning”.  Do contact Susanne Harris 01672-514162 to book your place. I want to change the focus of learning difficulties away … Continue reading

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Free teleseminar: The role of mental imagery for effective learning

Sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4136802899215556864 We all use mental imagery every day, but it is such a subconscious habit, that few people every consider how they use mental images and for what.  From a very young age we all have mental … Continue reading

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The National Curriculum calls for visual learning so why don’t we tell our teachers how a child learns visually?

Teachers are taught to teach visually, but not how a child learns visually. The National curriculum calls for multi-sensory teaching and learning, so why are we not educating our teachers in how children learn visually and how they organise their … Continue reading

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Innovation: Hotpants vs the knockout mouse

Tim Harford, the presenter of Radio 4’s More or Less turns his attention to heated pants and the business of innovation. He tells the moving story of Mario Capecchi, whose struggle to get funding for his experiments tells us much … Continue reading

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Nobody laughs at babies because they can’t speak

This is a brilliant quote for Shift by Chip and Dan Heath, followed up with “the brain is like a muscle that can be developed with exercise – with work you get smarter” My belief on change is that anything … Continue reading

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