The Elephant

Michael Morpurgo was asked yesterday why pre school children could read words like ‘elephant’ but not ‘the’, his reply was that it was because an Elephant is interesting.

People sometimes ask about how to engage pupils in ‘spreadsheets’.  The answer is the same – make it interesting.  Who could fail to be fascinated when data is communicated with clarity.

In this TED talk Hans Roslings makes the point is that there is no link between religion and childbirth (the hypothesis suggested by the title) but the result is awesome and affects us all.

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