Month: January 2020

6 Famous People With Learning Disorders In Schools

Learning disability can affect anyone from all aspects of life. It is approximated that about 15-20% of the population, suffer from a variety of learning disability. In the near future, this number is anticipated to increase. You will actually be astonished of how different celebrities that you like have struggled most of their childhood in …

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Human vs Artificial Intelligence

With robots increasingly blurring the lines between human intelligence and its artificial equivalent, the essential human qualities of ingenuity, agility and curiosity are more important than ever. Despite leaving the industrial age for an era of innovation, our compulsory mass schooling model reflects old-fashioned factories. If we want to distinguish ourselves from robots, we need …

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Dyslexic Sperm Bank!

Made by Dyslexia and Y&R London’s ‘Dyslexic Sperm Bank’ is a highly arresting and intelligent piece of film communication of an important and often misunderstood issue. It’s peak point is where someone is asked if they would like a Dyslexic baby, to which they reply “I wouldn’t kill it!”. Typically Dyslexia is seen as a disadvantage and …

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Warwickshire to review dyslexia policy after criticism

Council had been attacked in the House of Lords this week for saying dyslexia diagnosis was ‘scientifically questionable’ Warwickshire County Council is reviewing its guidance for pupils with literacy difficulties after facing criticism for questioning the science around dyslexia. The council faced heavy criticism in the House of Lords this week for saying research in …

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Math trauma

Think you’re bad at math? You may suffer from ‘math trauma’ I teach people how to teach math, and I’ve been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I’ve met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing …

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Drumming can benefit children with Autism

Drumming for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a new scientific study. The project, led by the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury, showed students’ ability to follow their teachers’ instructions improved significantly and enhanced their social interactions between peers and members of …

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Stress and serious anxiety: how the new GCSE is affecting mental health

The GCSE is 30 – and it’s suddenly much tougher, causing extraordinary anxiety for teachers and pupils. So should it be scrapped? On Monday morning, what may be the most dreaded and feared set of public exams England’s teenagers have ever sat began in school assembly halls up and down the country. It is 30 …

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