Memory: Our Stories Drive Our Perceptions

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Have you ever wondered, at the deepest parts of your brain, what happens when you interact with the world?

This is a question posed by Dr. Jared Horvath of the University of Melbourne, a neuroscientist and educator with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation who explains the mechanisms of the brain through live demonstrations.

Stop Talking, Start Influencing

I was recently sent a book called, Stop Talking, Start Influencing, published by Exile Publishing and written by Dr Jared Cooney Horvath.

On first glance, this book is filled with cutting-edge brain research and scientific principles of how to impart knowledge in a way that truly sticks.

This book looks like the perfect recipe for teachers and I cannot wait to read it from cover to cover. It is already shaping the way in which I work …

Some initial research led me to find Jared on Twitter and discover his TED talk published over six months ago. If you’ve got 15 minutes is well worth watching.

Your Brain, Your Life

If you are attending any of my training sessions in the new academic year, be prepared to be immersed in some of these principles as I model text-to-speech, images plus speech, space, multitasking and interleaving and so on and so forth. I will report back…


In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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