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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Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning | Edutopia

In this free classroom resource guide, you’ll get practical tips across the K-12 spectrum, as well as a reading list and a variety of resources to help you learn more … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Discussion or Argument?

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances | Edutopia

Seasoned educator Dr Lori Desautels shares four ideas for supporting students who have suffered emotional trauma. The encouraging news is that young people have the innate capacity to bounce back from … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Key to Success

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Finding Your Place in the World: Ikigai

I remember when doing O levels and A levels recognising that my choices opened up future employment opportunities whilst closing down others. I felt I was destined to do a … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers | e-Learning Infographics

The 25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers Infographic is a collection of quotes that honour, uplift, and motivate educators of every kind all over the world. Source: 25 Inspirational Quotes for … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reading for pleasure falls after primary school years | BBC News

Only one-third of teenage boys in the UK say they enjoy reading, a study by the National Literacy Trust suggests. The Trust found a significant drop in boys’ reading enjoyment … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Hand, Mind, Heart

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7 Rules of Proactive Leadership | Tomas Kucera | LinkedIn

Although purposed for a wider business environment, I found this outline of proactive leadership quite compelling for an educational setting… Crisis. Panic. Urgency. These are some of the words with … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lauren Child: New Children’s Laureate worried about equality in books | BBC News

Boys don’t like reading books that have girls as the main characters – and that “makes it harder for girls to be equal”, says the new Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child. … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

4 Steps to Better Writers | Edutopia

Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik isolates four steps to becoming a better writer – Purpose, Organization, Evidence and Thesis (POET) – and, with this pre-writing exercise, encourages his students to ‘be … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Time

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Digital Portfolios – The Art of Reflection | Edutopia

By collecting their learning artefacts and compiling them into portfolios, students should have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and see their own growth. Read the full article here: … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: When I Was a Kid…

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A Code for Leadership Action from Don Miguel Ruiz

Strati Georgopoulos cites the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz as a pattern for leadership and personal development:

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Building a Digital Portfolio | ETML

Via: Best Practices for Building A Digital Portfolio | ETML And here are some great suggestions for apps to get you started: 6 of The Best Tools for Creating Digital … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: How to Get Ahead in the Shower…

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Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland? | BBC News

For nearly two decades, Finland has enjoyed a reputation for having one of the world’s best education systems. Its 15 year olds regularly score amongst the highest in the global … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Equality

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Mentoring, Observations and the Reflective School

This article by Deborah McVey rang some important bells for me on what we aim to achieve through lesson observation and the attitudes and behaviours we need to take into … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

iPads ‘help improve young pupils’ skills’ | BBC News

Young children’s maths, English and communication skills improve if they use iPads in school on a regular basis. That is one of the key findings of the most in-depth research … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Excellent Tool to Help You Stay Focused | ETML

Internet addiction can be a serious productivity killer. The net is full of all kinds of digital distractions and unless you know how to effectively manage your online time, you … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Michael Jordan

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

What is Emotional Self-Awareness?

Emotional Intelligence expert Daniel Goleman explains the connection between your emotions and your ability to lead. First in a series. Emotional Self-Awareness is the ability to understand your own emotions … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Take a Risk

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Core academic teachers ‘leaving profession’ | BBC News

Maths, science and language teachers in England have high rates of leaving the profession, particularly in their first five years, a study finds. About one in 10 of those teaching … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Self-Reflection and Personal Growth

There can be no growth without reflection and this should be the mantra for learners of all ages…

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment