WA Education Innovation Showcase 2019 Keynote Address

Dear colleagues, Thank you all for making me feel so welcome and appreciated today. It was an absolute pleasure to speak to you. As promised, below are the links to the research papers I cited in my keynote. And below those, the YouTube videos of my TEDx talk, the ABC 7.30 Report story about Ian … Continue reading WA Education Innovation Showcase 2019 Keynote Address

#SPARKING CURIOSITY: Queensland Early Education and Care Conference

Hello there my carbon-based friends, Well what a fantastic crowd you were this morning! Thank you for making me feel so welcome... and how brilliant was that Welcome to Country and super-charged introduction by Julie? Superb. As promised, here are the links to all the bits and pieces I spoke about. For those of you … Continue reading #SPARKING CURIOSITY: Queensland Early Education and Care Conference

NSW Public Schools #STEM Symposium

Dear NSW Public School STEM teachers, Thank you all again for the invitation to speak at the 2017 NSW Public Schools STEM Symposium! I hope you all made it home safely in the crazy weather. Here are the links to the websites, apps, and demonstrations from my presentation. I hope they will serve as the seeds to many exciting, mind-blowing lessons for … Continue reading NSW Public Schools #STEM Symposium

Where do kilojoules and calories go?

  Only one rule matters in weight loss. You need to eat 32,000 kilojoules less than your body expends for every kilogram you want to lose (7700 calories). The science behind this rock-solid fact of nature is more than half a century old but there is growing army of intelligent people who don't believe it because they don't understand how it works. The reason for … Continue reading Where do kilojoules and calories go?

#SciMathConf2016

Dear #scimathconf2016, Thank you for the opportunity to spread some of my unbridled enthusiasm for STEM education and evidence-based optimism for the future with you. As promised, here are the links to peer-reviewed papers and further reading to cheer you up about the future and being a teacher in a 2016. Introduction When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go? The BMJ paper published 16 … Continue reading #SciMathConf2016

Dear #ECTC2016 Teachers, Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share some of my unbridled, evidence-based optimism for the future with you. Life really is great. Kids love it... which is why they're so much fun to work with. I hope you enjoy your daily dose of their boundless enthusiasm, their intense … Continue reading

Gosford City Learning Community

Dear Gosford City Learning Community, Thank you all again for the privilege of letting me share my enthusiasm for #STEM, optimism for the future and appreciation for Australia's free public education system with you as we prepare to launch into Term 3, 2016. Wishing you all a very happy and fantastically productive Education Week, Book Week, National Science Week. Keep smiling and bye … Continue reading Gosford City Learning Community