August 2011


Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

An Irish flavour this week!¬†First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies — in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.

Firstly, congratulations to everyone who recieved results today! No matter how it went, it’s done, you’ll never be in exactly this position again! With luck this is how you’re feeling

fireworks

people jumping in the air

We published some information over on our website but there’s lots out there and I just wanted to share some of those links with you all.

Brian Mooney has a good round up of what’s next here

All the helpline numbers are here on the qualifax website

Schooldays.ie has  a great round up of articles and advice

And reachout.com has lots of advice on how to cope with it all!

The all important site next week is www.cao.ie (first round offers are out on the 22nd August)

So for now, I’ll sign off, but we’ll keep updating our information, and if there’s any advice we can offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs — she’s got a dozen amazing pairs — and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height … Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.

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