Introducing Randomness

“Look Dad it’s a giant hedgehog,” exclaims Lulu.  In front of us is a 3 metre high round rock with grass growing on top.  Within a 30 minute walk together we had discovered five magical creatures.  Not bad for a stroll on a public beach!

I’m sure you’ve played this game lots with your children and friends that usually starts with a familiar looking cloud and ends with seeing leaping unicorns.   It’s a fun way for creative kids and adults to apply their imagination and just as importantly share the fun.

Who is your GoTo?

Who is your GoTo?

In a busy session today I was working with one student whilst others were coming up to me asking, "Ellen, ellen, what do you think of my work?" And another " Ellen what can I do to improve it?" I replied to both of them, "hey,  just give me a minute whilst I finish talking here and whilst you are waiting why don't you ask someone else in the class what they think?"

little black dot

Adventures of the Black Dot

"Look at this and tell me what you see?"    My short reply was ,  "I see space."

How would you answer? Most would describe a small black dot which has been left behind by a pen, or others may describe its exact location upon the page. Very few people see the space which surrounds it, the potential, the what if?  

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