Wilson Waffling Live – Episode 67 – Groupings

As well as the Tweets of the Week, the Website round-up and Ask Waffling Wilson, the topic for next week’s live show (Episode 67) is ‘Grouping children in the class’. What are your views about this? Let me know them via Twitter. We will have a look at what happened on my tweet timeline in Tweets of the Week and answer any questions which have been sent via Ask Wilson Waffling.

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Why doesn’t school teach…

Apologies first! I was really poorly last week so I wasn’t actually able to write a waffle, hence why there was only a reference to my personal blog post which was suitably titled, Being Ill as a Singleton! Term has come to an end at university although our second and third years are still hard at it on placement so although I would normally hang up my waffling for the holidays, I thought I would continue for a while to give everyone something to read. Also, this week is a bit of a ranting waffle, which is always good for a Sunday. I don’t usually rant in my waffles and, although I am probably going to start by saying it is a rant it will probably end up being just a slight grumble. What do I want to rant/grumble about – well it is the difference between knowledge and skills when we are teaching…

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The circle of education?

ripples in water with a lion cub

Friday was a very important day. Not as important as today being the longest day – downhill to winter from here on in! Friday was sign off day for the first years. Yes, they have finished their final placement and their first year at university with only assignment marks to be verified before, after the summer, they start on their second year. Soon, everyone will be finishing for summer and the cycle of education will be completed for this year and a new one started. As this happens I started to think about working within a cycle and how this impacts on both my teaching and my learning…

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Turbo Twitter!

Turbo twitter bird

I’ve been using Twitter almost since it was started. I first came across it while listening to the Paul Boagworld Podcast when I was in primary school and was super interested in web design and web 2.0 in general. Throughout the years, seems like centuries rather than decades, Twitter has altered and the way it has been integrated and embedded into education apparent. But as twitter turns on its turbos, are students engaging with twitter’s potential?

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Purpose of Education Challenge

I was scanning down my Twitter feed the other day, like you do, and I came across a tweet that presented a challenge. Never one to shy away from a challenge, and having no immediate topic to waffle about this week, I thought that I would accept the challenge and answer the question – “What is the purpose of education?”. This was one of the most difficult waffles I have written. As I mentioned before, academic writing like this is not my strong point. Oh – a requisite was to do it in less than 500 words – so this is the pre waffle and doesn’t count towards my wordage…

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