The Learning Renaissance

Welcome to the Learning Renaissance: Exploring Effective Learning in the 21st century

Welcome to the Learning Renaissance Blog! My name is David Hughes and I am an educator and writer from the United Kingdom. I always said I wouldn’t write a blog … Continue reading

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To all our Muslim readers…

May 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

4 Key Aspects of Teaching a K–12 Online Class | Edutopia

What an educator with experience teaching online has learned about structuring students’ online and offline experiences and how to provide feedback to keep the learning going. Read the article here: … Continue reading

May 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Someplace to Go

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Collaborations: The Way Forward in School Improvement

I was very taken with this graphic when I saw it on a post of one of my LinkedIn colleagues. It seemed to perfectly sum up my conception of a … Continue reading

May 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The New Normal

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Teachers vilified as UK government tries to force opening of schools without adequate protection for pupils and staff…

From heroes to villains in a few days… like other public sector and key workers, teachers have been lauded for keeping schools open to a limited extent to care for … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show Tuesday 19th May ‘Searching for the Secrets of Space’ Astronaut and Test Pilot Greg Johnson Joins ‘Space to Learn

Have you ever wondered what space is made of? Greg’s last mission launched into space the tools to tell us what is ‘out there’ and help us know more about … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to travel the world from your bedroom during lockdown | BBC Bitesize

See some of the most popular tourist attractions through virtual tours, photographs and videos. Source: How to travel the world from your bedroom during lockdown | BBC Bitesize

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chartered College of Teachers report on the impact of Covid 19

I found this report from the Chartered College of Teachers a useful read on supporting students through Covid19: Education in the time of crisis: The potential implications of school closures … Continue reading

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Opportunity

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Inspirational Stories From Teachers During Covid-19

In the weeks that followed the announcement that schools would closing, social media has been buzzing with posts and photos using the hashtag #homeschooling While some show brilliant parents delivering … Continue reading

May 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: A School’s Greatest Asset

May 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Space to Learn: “To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to the Body in Space” with surgeon and astronaut Dave Williams

FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show This Tuesday Dave Williams Astronaut, Brain and Heart Surgeon Joins Space to Learn. To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to the Body in … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Virus: Planning for a Better Learning Future in Your School

Now that we are well into the delivery of learning during the virus, it might be the opportune time to be thinking about and planning for the ‘new normal’ for … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

CBeebies releases new mindfulness app experience voiced by Stephen Fry | BBC

Children can learn and develop mindful habits to help them through these unprecedented times with the launch of Your Mindful Garden, a new CBeebies activity voiced by Stephen Fry. Developed … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Wisdom of Children

May 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

ISSET Brings you ‘Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe’ with astronaut and test pilot Greg Johnson

This Thursday 7th May at 7pm BST/2 pm EDT, join astronaut and test pilot Greg Johnson. His last Space Shuttle mission involved the deployment of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer which … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Neuroscience Behind Productive Struggle | Edutopia

Challenging tasks spur the production of myelin, a substance that increases the strength of brain signals. We sometimes treat learning like a switch that is turned on or off—either students … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, adapted for the Coronavirus in the UK

May 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Essence of Reflective Practice…

The disruption caused by Coronavirus to the normal pattern of schooling may have many implications when schools return to something approaching a new normal. There will undoubtedly be many potential … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

FAO: Headteachers/Principals: Call for informal research partner schools from secondary schools in the UK and internationally to evaluate the impact of Coronavirus on learning development in your school

I’m looking to do some research to explore the transformative impact of the Coronavirus on learning in secondary schools… or not. It forms the next element to my books on … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Bill Gates on Technology

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

It is rocket science and it is brain surgery… the latest ISSET webinar with astronaut Dafydd Rhys Williams: 30th April 19.00 BST

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut  Astronaut & Brain Surgeon Dafydd Rhys (Dave) Williams My Brain in Space This Thursday 30th April at 7pm BST, astronaut, neurological and cardiac … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: I Am Somebody

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

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