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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Tony Swainston on a Positive Mindset

My online friend Tony Swainston has some useful advice about Mindset for learners and teachers in his new book: Read more here, where you can download a 5 page extract from … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Purpose and Direction

January 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Micro-learning Explained

Whilst completing my teacher training certificate we were introduced to the concept of micro-teaching. It was a daunting experience as we had to deliver a ten minute lesson in the … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown Martin: Education Technology and the Future

As always, some thoughtful words of wisdom from Graham Brown Martin

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Managerialism… the Bane of This Generation

Linked to neo-liberal philosophy is the dangerous cult of managerialism. In essence, managerialism is a belief that any business, enterprise or organisation can be reduced to a series of inputs … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Life-Changing Traits

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Discipline Without Stress, Punishment, or Rewards | ThoughtCo

How can we discipline students, so we as teachers can do our jobs and teach these young children who refuse to learn? People are not changed by other people. People can … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Vygotsky on Play

January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Opposing Intolerance

In an era when the US President describes poorer countries as “shitholes” and mocks the disabled and ethnic minority groups, we must realise that we have an obligation, if we … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

BBC to help students identify ‘fake news’ | BBC News

The BBC is launching a new scheme to help young people identify real news and filter out fake or false information. The project is targeted at secondary schools and sixth … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free Printables Archives | WeAreTeachers.com

Free printables and free downloads for your classroom! You won’t want to miss these free teacher resources that you and your students will love. Make your teacher life easier with … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: John Glenn

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52 Character-Building Thoughts for Children

Really enjoyed reading these simple thoughts and then got to thinking about a school built around these pointers. What a wonderful school it would be! 52 Character Building Thoughts for … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

More students found cheating in GCSE and A-level exams | BBC News

The number of students caught cheating in exams has risen by 25% in a single year, official figures show. Read the full story on the BBC website: More students found … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Leadership and Learning

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Metaphors for How the Brain Works

A very interesting article on the latest brain research, from aeon: Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer. … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Different Brains

Different Brains is a new publication to me, but I was immediately attracted to the accessibility of its articles and copy. I also liked the idea that all humans are … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The teacher, the riddle and the morbid answer | BBC Three

You’re a teacher, it’s a new term and you’re back in class ready to educate the next generation. You don’t want your classes to be boring – you want to … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Tech Work for Teachers

This useful infographic gives some insights into how Ed Tech can help the teacher develop learning opportunities. As a colleague stated, we now look forward to the infographic outlining what … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Awaken Joy

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Being Considerate as a Conscious Action

Dr Travis Bradberry demonstrates the effects of consistent consideration for others. Imagine a whole society practising this on a daily basis… in fact, many people do! Read the full article here: … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: For Teachers

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Periodic Table of the Elements in Pictures

A great infographic showing not only the chemical elements but also some of their uses…   View an interactive version here, and download pdf and hi-res version for print: http://elements.wlonk.com/ElementsTable.htm

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Slow Learners

In every school in which I have taught, there have been teachers who come slamming into the staff room at break, complaining that they’ve explained something to a child “for … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing

Daniel Goleman is a leading light on wellbeing and mindfulness.  In this short article he explains the thinking underlying these concepts and the neuro-scientific research underpinning them. Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Value of Encouragement

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