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Building the Curriculum of the Future: Can you help? An Appeal to Education Leaders Worldwide

Noting the general malaise in education reported in the Western world I’m keen to explore solutions. In the past, the standard response to widespread teacher dissatisfaction has been a pay … Continue reading

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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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Critical Mass: Forces for Change in Education Worldwide

I have been much heartened over the previous months by conversations I have had with educators worldwide who are rejecting the premise of current educational models. Increasingly they are putting … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Books

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How Music Primes Students for Learning | Edutopia

To reap the benefits of music on learning, kids need consistent and abundant musical practice, according to the latest cognitive research. What makes music learning so powerful is how it … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Change By Example

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Insights into the Parent Relationship with School and Learning from Liz Keable

I found a conversation started recently by Liz Keable on LinkedIn very insightful regarding the relationship of the parent and the school in supporting learning of the individual child. Improving … Continue reading

June 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Bringing Environmental Action into the Classroom with Quality Resources | Transform Our World

A new hub of free, practical, curriculum-linked resources to help teachers empower students to think globally and act locally. Explore them here: Bringing Environmental Action into the Classroom with Quality … Continue reading

June 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Truth About Social Media

 

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Creating a Classroom That Is Student, not Teacher, Driven: An Excerpt from ‘Teach More, Hover Less’ | Edutopia

Teachers can take a step back and create lessons that put student explorations at the centre of learning. A classroom free of micromanagement is not driven by a task-oriented approach. … Continue reading

June 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

This is Why I Drink Tea…

Thanks for sharing this Daniel Sobel… made me laugh!

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The International Teacher Recruitment and Retainment Crisis

There has always been a ‘churn’ rate in teachers in school… a rate at which teachers entered and left the profession, many after the first few years of teaching. When … Continue reading

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Disruptive Teenage Learners

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Thought For The Day: On the Flipside….

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The Melancholy Decline of the Semicolon | The Post

Lancaster’s linguists believe that the end of the semicolon, along with shrinking sentence lengths in novels, is a reflection of a society addicted to social media. The shift, commented Justin … Continue reading

June 15, 2022 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Michael Rosen Rejects Data-led Learning

You know your curriculum is in trouble when even poets are taking up pens against it… Here poet and author Michael Rosen deplores the direction of the reductionist school curriculum.  … Continue reading

June 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Curriculum for the Future…

What at first sight may appear to be a rather Utopian mission statement for a forward-looking school is in fact nothing of the kind. This is the pre-amble to the … Continue reading

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I Did. You Can: The Phil Crompton Interviews

I was both flattered and inspired to be asked by my old friend, Phil Crompton to take part in his series of interviews with people he considered to be ‘movers … Continue reading

June 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Empathy Is The Most Important Leadership Skill According To Research | Forbes #EmpathyDay

You always knew demonstrating empathy is positive for people, but new research demonstrates its importance for everything from innovation to retention. Leaders don’t have to be experts in mental health … Continue reading

June 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Six Strategies for Building Empathy in the Classroom #EmpathyDay

Showing empathy can help teachers better understand and support students. Learn how you can incorporate this skill in your classroom. Source: Six Strategies for Building Empathy in the Classroom

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Thought For #EmpathyDay

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The psychologist Carl Rogers and the art of active listening | Aeon #EmpathyDay

To listen well is not only a kindness to others but also, as the psychologist Carl Rogers made clear, a gift to ourselves. What Rogers learnt was that listening well … Continue reading

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How Project-Based Learning Can Teach Empathy in School | Edutopia #EmpathyDay

When PBL is personal to students, it can provide more than just content knowledge – it can also foster important connections. All communities have unique histories that can enlighten and … Continue reading

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What is Empathy? #EmpathyDay

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Why India’s poorest children are falling further behind | BBC News

Ten-year old Laxmi may never return to school. When the first wave of Covid-19 hit India, in early 2020, her school closed its doors and now her parents can no … Continue reading

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The Diminishing Returns of Productivity Culture | Culture Study

Technology robbed workers’ of what had been highly valued physical knowledge about a job: the precise way to jimmy a stuck gear, the sound a machine makes when something’s about … Continue reading

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Empathy Day 2022 | Activity and Curriculum Ideas | Teachwire

How to embed empathy throughout your school. Find helpful resources ahead of June 9th 2022 here: Empathy Day 2022 | Activity and Curriculum Ideas | Teachwire

June 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

COMING SOON! Empathy Day 2022 | EmpathyLab

Empathy Day is 9 June 2022. On Empathy Day, EmpathyLab runs events and activities to help children read, connect and act using empathy. Authors, illustrators, schools, libraries, and families across … Continue reading

June 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

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