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Reading list

Not a very exciting post this – just a list of the books that I have read over the past couple of years or so. Not sure what this list says about me, other than that I have an ongoing fascination with certain topics: memory, synesthesia, thinking, teaching  and numbers.

Carey, Benedict. How we learn. 2014.
Chabris, C & Simons, D. The Invisible Gorilla. 2010.
Cytowic, R. The man who tasted shapes. 1993
Duhigg, C. The Power of Habit. 2012.
Gladwell, M. Blink. 2005.
Gladwell, M. The Tipping Point. 2000.
Gladwell, M. Outliers: The Story of Success. 2008.
Gladwell, M. David & Goliath. 2013.
Harris, P. Simultaneous learning. 2012.
Harris, P. The practice process. 2014.
Harris, P. The virtuoso teacher. 2012.
Johnson, S. Who moved my cheese? 1998.
Kahneman, D. Thinking fast and slow. 2011.
Levitt, S. & Dubner, S. Think like a freak. 2014
Luria, A R. The mind of a mnemonist. 1968
Marsh, H. Do no harm. 2014.
Mlodinow, L. Subliminal. 2012.
Mlodinow, L. The drunkard’s walk. 2008.
Rusbridger, A. Play it again. 2014.
Sacks, O. The man who mistook his wife for a hat. 1985
Syed, M. Bounce. 2010.
Walker, S. The undefended leader. 2011.

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Music at Monkton

Welcome to the new blog site for the Music Department of Monkton Combe School. This is completely new territory for me, but hopefully once things are underway this might give a few insights into the daily musical life of our school!