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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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Dialogue Generator

Free creative writing exercises and prompts, from WritingExercises.co.uk The aim of these writing prompts is to help with dialogue writing. This can be useful for narrative writing. When you click … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Einstein on Opportunity

January 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Mentor New Teachers Virtually | Edutopia

Experienced and new teachers shared what they learned in the spring about how to make mentoring work during the pandemic. Read the article by Alan Neville and Janeen Outka here: How to … Continue reading

January 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What’s Important

January 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online

The BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies amid the latest lockdown to control Covid-19 in the UK. Primary and secondary schools are closed to most pupils, … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Learning to be Kind

It was relatively recently that I reviewed many of the students I’ve taught over the course of my career to see if there were common strands. Of course, the students … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020 | Edutopia

Edutopia has reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized … Continue reading

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Global Edu – FREE Google Slides Presentation Template | Deeezy

Free Google Slides Presentation Template by Pradipta Creative on Deeezy. Download for free here (Deeezy registration is required): Global Edu – Free Google Slides Presentation Template | Deeezy

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Read On!

January 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Has the Pandemic Ushered in New Norms in Education? | Edutopia

Less reliance on high-stakes testing and more emphasis on student choice could be here to stay. Pedagogical growth is the kind of growth we need to recharge and reimagine education. … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history – including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two | Media Centre

Education is absolutely vital – the BBC is here to play its part and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this to audiences so swiftly.”— Tim Davie, … Continue reading

January 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: KBO

January 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Five Things to Learn in 2021 | BBC Bitesize

Learning something new is a great way to keep your brain active. From computer programming to the art of calligraphy, there are plenty of strings you could add to your … Continue reading

January 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Monday Morning

January 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Very Merry Christmas to all our Learning Renaissance Subscribers

We would like to wish all our followers a happy and peaceful Christmas holiday. After a particularly challenging year, we fervently hope that 2021 brings better and brighter things. Sue … Continue reading

December 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Educators Are Learning During the Pandemic | Edutopia

Many school leaders and teachers are focusing on whole-child education, an idea that seems likely to grow in prominence in the future. With distance and hybrid learning, educators work harder … Continue reading

December 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Strength in Adversity

December 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Resolutions for 2021: Mine’s about relationships – what’s yours? | Ac-Ed

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This time of year, as one closes and another is on the horizon, we start to look forward as well as back. Part of this process…

December 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Make the Most of Student Feedback During Distance Learning | Edutopia

It’s harder to read a class when students are learning at home, so teachers need to explicitly ask for feedback. When I’m teaching in a physical classroom, the data seems rich … Continue reading

December 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

The mind-blowing world map quiz | BBC Bitesize

Map makers use map projections to transform the Earth onto a flat surface. One of the most popular world map projections is known as the Mercator Projection. You’ll have seen … Continue reading

December 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Promise of the Future

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Help Students Focus on What They’re Learning, Not the Grade | Edutopia

Work that emphasizes students’ developing skills instead of a graded product reminds them to see learning as their goal. Source: How to Help Middle and High School Students Focus on What They’re Learning, … Continue reading

December 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Patience

December 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Flipped Classroom: What is it and How Do You Create it?

The flipped classroom is a key concept in the development of more imaginative learning strategies. But what is it and what are the educational considerations underpinning? In essence, the flipped … Continue reading

December 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Feeling Tired? No Surprise!

December 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Research-Backed Strategies for Better Classroom Management | Edutopia

When students act out in class, it can be challenging to find positive ways to address their behaviour. Here’s what the research suggests works best. Read more here: Research-Backed Strategies … Continue reading

December 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Bad Kids?

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Why Shaming Children to Change Their Behaviour Doesn’t Work

I have a long and detailed memory and can remember the few occasions on which my behaviour brought forth a rebuke from a teacher. Perhaps the most embarrassing occasion was … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Visible Learning Could End Exams

I found this article from Eduwells very interesting in moving the debate about the nature of learning forward. It puts forward a model for how the idea of the terminal … Continue reading

December 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

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