Guest speaker Dr Martijn van der Spoel empowers students to become more effective learners
Today we welcomed Dr Martijn van der Spoel to School who ran a series of sessions to students in Year 10-13 which included various group activities demonstrating how different people's minds work.
Born in the north of the Netherlands, Dr. Martijn van der Spoel grew up in a family of four. From a young age, sometimes to the despair of other family members, Dr. Martijn van der Spoel loved talking. However, school was challenging especially because of his dyslexia. At a secondary school parents’ evening, his English teacher told his mother that although he tried everything, “Martijn will never learn English.” This became a personal challenge during the next few years. Over time, Dr. Martijn van der Spoel got qualifications from universities both in London and Chicago. He holds a PhD from the Institute of Education, London, and is a chartered psychologist.
This was a fascinating presentation teaching students how to revise effectively. Dr Martijn van der Speol also presented to staff and will be hosting a vitual session for parents.
One of the greatest things in life is achieving something what was thought impossible!