Boosterism alert: relentless positivity alone will not achieve results
- August 4, 2019, 16:28
Three cheers for positive thinking! The evidence suggests instilling what the psychologists call “positive affect” has a variety of knock-on benefits.(...)
Go figure: Why maths doesn’t add up for so many of us
- April 9, 2019, 00:00
For many of us it’s a badge of honour to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.” Yet, says Dr Pádraig Kirwan, head of W(...)
Wade Gilbert finds Irish rugby ‘really curious about learning’
- October 18, 2018, 07:00
Dr Wade Gilbert, an internationally renowned coaching consultant, sport scientist, award-winning professor in the department of kinesiology at Califor(...)
Process of elimination: When I grow up, I don’t want to be . . .
- December 14, 2017, 16:56
Career guidance teachers have all sorts of tools and techniques to help young people figure out what they want to do after college. But what about sta(...)
Learning through failure: Can we teach children to be smarter?
- November 10, 2015, 10:00
One of the best aspects of being a teacher is that I have never stopped learning. Last year I had the opportunity to put a theory of learning to th(...)