Giant Sage

“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.” ― Richard P. Feynman

don't cry because it's over smile because it happened ---- Dr Seuss

Ability is useless, unless it is usedA

Do you have any heroes?

None, but I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.

Conor McGregor, Irish MMA Fighter

also said

I believe in this life, you are either Winning or Learning - John Kavanagh MMA Coach


The Internet is forever. Once you have posted something online, it does not belong to you anymore. If you’ve shared a photo or status update with anyone, it’s possible that they could screenshot it and share it with the world. So when in doubt, don’t post it.

We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

- Aristotle

don't count the days, make the days count,

Muhammed Ali

‎When you CAN stop, you don't want to.

When you want to stop, you can't!

Stay in school, kids x

Andrew Sweeney, SCOOP Foundation

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius

How to increase your attention span by wikipedia

"The only way a kid is going to practise is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me."

Wayne Gretzky, Best Ice Hockey Player Ever !

"The only source of knowledge is experience."


“The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance”


On a staff development day late September 2010 we met Shane Martin and heard about how he fights stress, anxiety and other early signs of mental un-wellbeing. I for one would recommend people to at least take the questionaire on stress and if they think they need more help to check out the moodwatcher program (a weight watchers for the mind)

Every Day is a School Day

- Kenny White

A closed mouth gathers no foot

Scott Murray, the fiver, The Guardian

Be different, Be an Individual,

and dont accept anything without questioning it

masai culture graduation

brain training

Science is best defined as a careful, disciplined, logical search for knowledge about any and all aspects of the universe, obtained by examination of the best available evidence and always subject to correction and improvement upon discovery of better evidence. What's left is magic. And it doesn't work. -- James Randi

Gifted education

alternate sources of material

Blooms Taxonomy

more teaching stragies

believe you can,

work hard,

train hard,

want to win

and u will,

hope is never a part,

luck can be,

but work wins!

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.

- John A. Wheeler

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,

and the life of the candle will not be shortened.

Happiness never decreases by being shared.

- Buddha

"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother" -

Albert Einstein explaining the "granny rule" of science