I know, I know. I do use Twitter a lot. However, in my own defence, it’s a great way of keeping abreast of professional developments. So my Twitter feed has more current awareness, research, educational and musical content than fluffy kittens (although there certainly are a handful of cute animal accounts – just to lift the spirits!).
Interesting educational links that I’ve encountered in the past few days?
- The myth of the ‘Growth Mindset’
- Flipped Classrooms: a Review of Key Ideas and Recommendations for Practice (it seems that the concept may not offer as many benefits as sometimes promoted – but having said that, a couple of my best teaching sessions came after setting students a small home assignment before the seminar, so I still think it’s worth pursuing!)
- ‘He had never heard anything so amazing’: why one 15-minute class is changing lives (the incredible benefits of regular instrumental music tuition to seven-year olds)
- Deadlines, distractions and difficult books: how uni differs from school (an education article in the Guardian)
I have always been keen to share what I find with colleagues – hopefully most find it an endearing rather than an irritating habit! I do the same with alerts that I’ve set up to notifiy me of new research articles.