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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The Best Lessons… Accidents, Design and Spontaneity!

Some of the worst lessons I have taught have been those which I prepared in greatest detail. Like the battle plans that did not survive the first engagement with the … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Schools admit informally excluding pupils | BBC News

A dozen schools in England, Northern Ireland and Wales have admitted informally excluding pupils at some stage last year, the BBC has learned. BBC News asked more than 1,000 secondary … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

I’m researching a book on examination preparation … can you help?

I’m currently researching a book I’ve been commissioned to write regarding the preparation of students for examinations. I’m reluctant to use the term ‘revision’ as it is the dichotomy between … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · 3 Comments

Behaviour Triggers for Children with Autism

Any educational professional who deals regularly with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders will recognise these triggers to emotional reactions. Thank you to Daniel Sobel for sharing this…   Source: www.doodle.ac

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Unloving Ways

November 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mapping Our Way Home – The History and Function of Myths in Society

A great article on mapping which might not be quite what you expect from James Sale: Myths: Mapping Our Way Home | The Epoch Times

November 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Animal Rights

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dire Predictions About the Future of Traditional Education Models

Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen has some stunning comments to make about traditional educational delivery models, and he is prepared to put a time scale on them. This fall, 19.9 … Continue reading

November 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Interesting Graphic of the Wealth of Nations Begging Many Questions…

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Inspiration

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices | Edutopia

When presented with new material, standards, and complicated topics, we need to be focused and calm as we approach our assignments. We can use brain breaks and focused-attention practices to … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Make It Count

November 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Giving Learners Responsibility in Class

I like this idea, which is an extension of what goes on informally in most classrooms. I would want the roles to be rotated, with each role holder briefing the … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

19 Teacher Instagram Hacks That Will Make This School Year The Best One Yet | Buzzfeed

Just a few ways to save your money, time, and patience. View the full list here: 19 Teacher Instagram Hacks That Will Make This School Year The Best One Yet … Continue reading

November 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: The Value of Mindfulness in a Frantic World

November 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Growth Mindset: A Key to Future Learning – Sindu Sreebhavan Explains

Success is not the result of mere talent and intelligence. In fact, success is the result of how we fuel our skills with attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and habits. It is … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Be Kind To Yourself

October 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Definition of Effective Leadership…

I’ve found in my experience, that the definition of the leader which includes the idea that everyone conforms to his/her expectations when they are around is a false one. The … Continue reading

October 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic | YouTube

October 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

The End of Examinations As We Know Them?

The last few weeks have heralded a lot of national announcements about the traditional examination system. OFSTED has decried the examination factory culture of some English schools and is looking … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Time is a Gift

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Children with problems or problem children? | BBC News

There’s nothing pleasant about being on the end of a child’s angry or aggressive outburst – whether you’re a parent or a teacher. And if that outburst happens in a … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Purpose

October 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Shape of Things to Come and Why Education Must Change… and Quickly!

Peter Drucker’s quote encapsulates why formal education cannot continually use learning time to fill up little boxes of subject knowledge. The information is out there on the internet – a … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Building Future Learning Models

Thanks to Innovative Global Education for this template to help develop new and challenging templates for learning units. When teachers work together to develop new modules, and even better, collaborate … Continue reading

October 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Compassion

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Thought For The Day: The Importance of a Positive Mental Attitude

October 16, 2018 · Leave a comment
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