Posts tagged Education
Self-Driven Education

I spoke to a group of 5th a 6th year students in Glasnevin recently about finding work that they love. It was a 40 minute interactive talk so I won’t go into all of the details here. However, one of the things that I wanted to pass on to them was with regard to the relevance of their current subjects. I gave them the example of Conor McGregor because I thought that prove to be an interesting example of someone with an eclectic set of skills. Prompting the students with questions, I asked:

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"Human beings are not bad, crazy or sick..."

I am not an authority on the negative implications of illicit drug use, so I won’t go into the details of the effects that they have on your mind and body. However, I’d like to briefly mention that 'the high' drugs takers experience while consuming a drug like cocaine is the result of increased levels of two chemical neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, that are already in the brain...

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5 Types of intelligence every child should develop

At the moment, schools are catering for the different types of intelligence - some more than others, depending on the school, the resources and the teachers. Howard Gardner broke the different types of intelligences down into 9 categories. Logical. Spacial. Musical. Linguistic. Bodily-Kinesthetic. Existential. Naturalistic. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal. I love the idea of different intelligences but I find them easier to relate to if they are broken down into 5 categories:

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