Summer Reading: ‘Quiet’

Next on my summer reading list is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. This book was a recommendation of one of my students’ parents. I had watched Susan Cain’s TED Talk on this topic so my appetite was whetted.

Some of the main points in ‘Quiet’ . . . → Read More: Summer Reading: ‘Quiet’

Summer Reading: ‘The Code Book’

One thing that I love about school holidays is having the time to read! The first book I read this summer was ‘The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography’ by Simon Singh. I chose this book because in the new school year I will be exploring code (cipher) making . . . → Read More: Summer Reading: ‘The Code Book’

Summer Blogging

Leeloo stretch by Les Howard, licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

This past school year has been a busy one. I started a new position and this involved a lot of stretching and learning on my part. I am happy that I took on this new role and am looking forward to the new school year.

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Summer Reading: ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

I’ve decided to kick off summer holidays by diving into some summer reading! First up; ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ by Rebecca Skloot.

Cancer cells taken from Henrietta Lacks in 1951 were the first human cells that were successfully cultured in the laboratory; the HeLa cells. These cells were vital in the development . . . → Read More: Summer Reading: ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’