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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Thought For The Day: Socrates on Teaching

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Theory of Knowledge Newsletter – Highly Recommended!

Although the movement of state controlled education systems tends towards an overwhelming preoccupation with content over process in learning, there are some brighter and more enlightened beacons in this mire … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust

Not my usual educational post today, although this is an appeal for greater education into a particular field of research. Grace Kelly, was a four year old who lost her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Every Kid Needs a Champion | Rita Pierson

An inspirational TEDTalk by Rita Pierson on inspiring learners… Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Teacher Role

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Relationships in Learning

The quality of the relationships you have with students, and not your subject knowledge will determine the impact you can have on student learning argues Rebecca Alger. Read more: Relationships … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Survives

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 21st Century Classroom – Some Starters

One of the most depressing aspects of working in the UK government’s Building Schools of the Future programme was the paucity of vision presented by many Headteachers  in the initial … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Nuances of Leadership

Leadership is often talked about in too abstract, or too concrete terms. This infographic is useful in exploring leadership in levels and looking at the nuanced relationship with the led… … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Warning over ‘looming secondary school place squeeze’ | BBC News

A potential shortage of school places looms ahead in secondary schools in England, councils are warning. The Local Government Association says schools will be thousands of places short over the … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Inspire Me

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Technology in Education – Digital Literacy and Cultural Illiteracy

Joe Nutt makes the parallel with the Emperor’s new clothes in his assessment of the impact on learning of technology in schools. As one who has been involved in the … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy New Academic Year in the UK!

I hope this proves a happy and fruitful first day for all my teacher friends and their children! Difficult times for UK education at present but new and energetic learners … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Awaken Joy

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown-Martin on what is driving the Department for Education

A timely article on the state of the UK Department for Education, its policies and practices, from Graham Brown-Martin of The Revolution… The government position on education since Michael Gove, … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Planning Cooperative Lessons Using Strategies

A really useful infographic from Edtech exploring how to construct co-operative learning lessons… Source: 10 Top Cooperative Learning Strategies (and some tech tools that could come in handy) | Edtech4beginners.com

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Classroom Drama

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Getting Students Writing

An excellent report from John MacCarthy on igniting the passions of students through creative writing assignments… A teacher taught a lesson on telling a Six-Word Story. There are websites that … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Steven Spielberg on Mentoring

August 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown-Martin on the Uberfication of Teaching

There was a time when education was regarded as a public good – you could never have too much of it and there was a moral, economic and political justification … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maths teachers hit out at ‘extraordinary’ funding decision | BBC News

Teachers have hit out at an “extraordinary decision” to cease funding a key A-level maths project. Underground Mathematics had won the backing of a government commissioned review into post-16 maths in England. It … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Managing Transition – A Useful Resource

Technology at its best in the support of learners. Thank you for sharing, PSW Education and Leadership.

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Are You Ready?

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Social and Emotional Learning for Adults

Elena Aguilar, Transformational Leadership Coach from Oakland, California, suggests lessons which can be taken up by an entire staff or by an individual and are intended to build emotional awareness, self-management, social … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t you just hate “Target Grades”

Originally posted on ace-d:
Well perhaps not “hate” but they do concern me for a number of reasons. It won’t be long before the UK starts school again but I…

August 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Do Your Research

August 22, 2017 · Leave a comment