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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How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning | Edutopia

Framing assignments in student-centric rather than teacher-centric ways can encourage engagement and persistence in learning. Consider the barriers that may impact student learning at home: lack of internet, devices, and support. … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Just Who Are the Storytellers?

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University students: Tips and tricks to help you cope in a pandemic | BBC News

From embracing awkward Zoom chats to persevering with annoying flatmates, experts give some advice on the BBC website: University students: Tips and tricks to help you cope in a pandemic … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School review

It is always gratifying when someone comments positively on your book. This is especially true when they so precisely define its use and function. Just as I intended… ‘I am … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Student Life: Challenge and Experience

It is many moons ago that this picture was taken at the start of my first term at University. Happy days as I embarked on a new path that took … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Back to School 2020: How Bitesize are supporting children, parents and teachers | BBC Bitesize

Here’s what BBC Bitesize doing to support teachers, parents and students in the new school year. The school experience may be very different this time, with staggered school days, year … Continue reading

September 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Real Education

September 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About Distance Learning  | Edutopia

Teachers will be more successful at remote instruction if they believe they can do it, and school leaders can boost their sense of efficacy. Source: Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About … Continue reading

September 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Behaviour Management: Looking Below the Surface and Acting the Adult

If classroom management is seen in essentially adversarial terms, then learning will be the first casualty. The desire of the teacher to impose their will on a class of thirty … Continue reading

September 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Thinking Cube: Planning and Evaluating Learning

Thank you to Daniel Sobel for sharing this systematic approach to thinking and learning… This makes for far more logical planning and evaluation of learning modules and goes beyond bland … Continue reading

September 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Setting the Tone for Learning

September 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

2 words that can help check your assumptions about people | TED.com

Asking “so what?” can bring out your hidden beliefs and ideas, says career strategist Gail Tolstoi-Miller. Source: 2 words that can help check your assumptions about people | TED.com

September 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Write Fire!

September 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Education: Still trying to catch up with Lego!

This sounds like the template for a modern education.  

September 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning with the RSC | Royal Shakespeare Company

Online education resources from the RSC, that can be accessed at home or in the classroom. Whether you’re a parent looking for inspiration or a student wanting to get creative, … Continue reading

September 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Today a Reader…

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7 Classroom Management Mistakes and the Research on How to Fix Them | Edutopia

Misbehavior may also be a healthy part of a child’s social and emotional development. When children reach adolescence, their allegiances shift from adults to peers, and their abstract thinking skills … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Best Teachers

September 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

You Are Not a Mathematician… You Are a Teacher of Maths!

I don’t know who Tavia Clark the librarian is, but she certainly shared a message that resonated with me. A number of times I’ve heard teachers introduce themselves as a … Continue reading

September 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Autumn 2020 Resources for Primary and Secondary students | BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize have posted resources specially designed to help students catch-up and keep up this term. Access all the assets here: Autumn 2020 Resources for Primary and Secondary students | … Continue reading

September 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Autism and Insight

September 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Best wishes and a free gift for schools in the new academic year: an international CPD library!

Let me begin by wishing you and your school every success in this new academic year, which appears to have all the makings of the most challenging of your career … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lessons From a Summer of Teaching in a Hybrid Classroom | Edutopia

When some students are in class and others are attending live online, teachers have unique challenges and opportunities. As schools have entered a new normal during the Covid-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Appreciating Autism and the Spectrum

I’ve always had difficulty explaining many ideas in terms of a line which ends as a pair of poles. Life, history and autism is usually more complicated than that. I’ve … Continue reading

August 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

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