One of the iconic moments of history that is rarely mentioned in school occurred 60 years ago: Bannister’s breaking of the 4 minute mile (YouTube). It was (still is!) a remarkable feat, given a lot of his training was done in his lunch times and he was a doctor, even working on the famous morning of 6 May 1954. It’s a long way from today’s elite athletes. Thanks to Matthew Ward for the following:
— Matthew Ward (@HistoryNeedsYou) May 6, 2014
Lots of photos light up the twittersphere, for some reason this one caught my eye:
PHOTO OF THE DAY: A London street, the night after a Luftwaffe bombing raid, during the Blitz (1940) pic.twitter.com/TONC7575eh
— Prof.Frank McDonough (@FXMC1957) May 6, 2014
It’s great to see appreciation for others’ work expressed on Twitter – because they make great leads for new people to follow and blogs to read.
@LeadingLearner I owe you a big thanks..secured my first SLT post today …my inspiration from your blogging..Happy Days.
— Antni (@MAZZACHE) May 9, 2014
Nothing too revolutionary in this one, but always good to have a reminder. One of these days, I’m going to put these ideas onto laminated cards and get students to pick which one they are going to do – and this could be as individuals, pairs or the whole class does the same one:
— Dr Catherine Hart (@CatherineRHart) May 6, 2014
An Extended Essay workshop for me this weekend, school based PD day on Monday and Vesak Day Tuesday, so kind of a shorter work week for me coming up. I hope you have a great week.