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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Off to ‘big school’? Some pupils need extra support, says Ofsted | BBC News

Primary schools should identify pupils whose behaviour may be at risk of deteriorating when they reach secondary school, a report for Ofsted suggests. Head teachers told Ofsted some pupils could … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

BBC Young Reporter Competition | BBC News

The BBC is looking for young people aged between 11 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the world … Continue reading

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

What I Did This Summer…

Rick McKee: politicalcartoons.com Via: back to school | cagle.com

September 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

The back-to-school question some believe we should ditch | BBC News

Teachers and former students debate whether you should ask children what they did during the summer. Read the full article here on the BBC website: The back-to-school question some believe … Continue reading

September 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Work Hard, Be Kind

September 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

SHS ConnectEd Conference, March 2020

I am delighted to have been approached to speak at the Surbiton High School ConnectEd Conference in March 2020. This is one of a number of interesting invitations I’ve received … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Women in science: ‘Go for it’ | BBC News

Only a third of scientists are women but Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn wants young women to persist. Confidence and asking for help, she says, are the two ways to get … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Back to School Tips for Teachers | ThoughtCo.

Going back to school after summer break can be exciting, nerve-racking, and hectic for teachers. It may be the most important time of the year. Read the article here: 7 … Continue reading

September 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Keep Calm

September 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers | Edutopia

New teachers — and experienced ones too — can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins. In the 1950s, psychologists Jacob Kounin and Paul Gump … Continue reading

September 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: For All New Term Newbies!

September 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Child Development Stages – Charlotte Davies | Fit-2-Learn

Thank you to Charlotte Davies, a Director of Fit-2-Learn, who shared this useful infographic on child development. It outlines and integrates the various stages children need to go through in their … Continue reading

September 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Future Proof Your School by David Hughes

For those who have asked… Future Proof Your School is available to order at all good bookshops, it is available online at the usual outlets including Amazon and Amazon Marketplace. … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Another academic year dawns!

Whether you are in a forward looking, innovative and supportive school, or struggling against the odds, never doubt that you are making a difference in young lives…    

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Half of parents ‘want mobile phones banned in schools’ | BBC News

Just under half of UK parents, 49%, think their child’s school should ban mobile phones, a survey by price comparison site uSwitch suggests. Read the full story on the BBC … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions – 2017 Update | Six Seconds

Plutchik‘s wheel of emotions helps you visualize the spectrum of emotions and how they relate to each other – a great tool for enhancing emotional literacy. Source: Plutchik’s Wheel of … Continue reading

August 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Warren Bennis on Emotional Intelligence

August 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

What is Really Needed to Succeed: Emotional Quotient vs Intelligence Quotient | medium.com

Why have Emotional Quotient vs Intelligence Quotient become so vital topic for discussion? The truth is that the terms have a direct connection with the professional activities and are interrelated … Continue reading

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence

August 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Helping to Develop Emotional Intelligence: ‘I Feel’ – Emotional Word Wheel

The ‘I Feel’ – Emotional Word Wheel above gives a graphical representation of the range of moods that may be exhibited by a child and each element of the wheel give … Continue reading

August 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

GCSEs: StudyTube revision videos got me through exams | BBC News

How a community of online students on YouTube helped people studying for their exams. Read the full story here on the BBC website: GCSEs: StudyTube revision videos got me through … Continue reading

August 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: You’ve Earned a Rest!

August 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Neurodiversity in the workplace | ACAS

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term that many people may not yet know much about. However, learning more about neurodiversity and taking steps to better support it in workplaces can … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

New T-level study to be worth three A-levels | BBC News

Students who achieve the very top grade in their T-level qualification will have the equivalent of three A*s at A-level, it has been announced. University admissions service Ucas says a … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Summer!

August 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Neurodiversity: Exploring Some Realities

I can thoroughly commend the work of Professor Amanda Kirby in developing the term ‘neurodiversity’ to characterise the wide range of conditions previously held under the ‘autism spectrum disorders’. It … Continue reading

August 19, 2019 · Leave a comment
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