Keith Gully BEd(Hons) ~ SEN Maths Tutor

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My Favorite Apps for Dyscalculia

Tutoring children with Dyscalculia is most effective when done one on one. As it is valuable that the children continue to explore math between …

The end of liberalism

In recent days we’ve seen inspiring demands for liberty from the oppressed citizens of Iran. Our situation in the West today seems the opposite: too much ill-used liberty combined with a soft authoritarianism that we have largely welcomed. We buy what we want, throw away what we no longer desire, …

It's So Stupid That Digital Assistants Are Women

My smartphone is a sassy Australian woman, and my alarm clock is a nice American woman. When I turn on a new Windows laptop another cheery woman asks …

Corals are severely bleaching five times as often as in 1980

Corals are in hot water.Severe bleaching events are hitting coral reefs five times as often as in 1980, researchers report in the Jan. 5 …

For black women, femininity and feminism are not mutually exclusive

Serena Williams, the world’s most successful female tennis star, is constantly denigrated for not being feminine enough. Her body has been dissected in countless articles—the size of her buttocks, her muscular arms, and legs—and she has been accused of steroid use. She and her sister Venus have …

The tyranny of competence: why it is bad for us to be ‘good enough’

Our modern working lives are ruled by the concept of competence. Competence based interviews are used to decide if we should get a job. If we do get …

The Mental Health Crisis is upon the Internet Generation

My student Julie and I recently conducted a study on the mental health outcomes associated with being separated from family during the college years …

Mental Health

Correcting media myths about terrorism

<b>When terror strikes, the media are critical in ensuring affected people have access to much-needed information. However, coverage of terrorism can</b> …

Drone photography diehards pick their favorite shots of 2017

Drones have allowed photographers to explore perspectives previously only available to those with access to airplanes and helicopters. Their relative ease of use and increasingly cheaper costs have revolutionized photography for professionals and amateurs alike.<p>Drone photo-sharing site Dronestagram …

Aerial Photography

The five philosophers who will shape global politics in 2018

Philosophy skeptics have a tendency to sniffingly dismiss the field as useless. “What’s the point?” they ask, shrugging at the greatest ideas in human history. Well, aside from the intellectual pursuit of the truth etc., one point of philosophy is it shapes the world around us: Societal instincts …

Facebook Admits Its Censors Are Failing to Consistently Define Hate Speech

In a new report from Pro Publica, Facebook apologised for inconsistently policing hate speech on its platform. Pro Publica reporters submitted 49 …

Inside Ubud: The Bali Getaway You Should Plan Now

From its iconic rice paddies to its temples, dances, and intricate offerings of canang sari, Bali is marked by rich colors, a spirited arts and culture scene, and a history unlike that of any other Indonesian island. Take a nine-day journey through Indonesia with Conde Nast Traveler's customizable …

When Do We Change Our Minds? Think of a Jenga Tower

I recently read Philip Tetlock’s excellent book <i>Superforecasting: The art and science of prediction.</i>(1) It is about improving our ability to make …

Psychology

Superflex at Tate Modern: We explored the new swing-tastic Turbine Hall installation

Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall may seem like a giant playground but its latest interactive installation, by Danish collective Superflex, reflects the …

10 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Math

1 of 10<p>SendSavePrint this<p>Visualizing With Beads or Cereal<p>Using beads, dried beans or cereal as manipulatives is a great way to have kids represent …