The Learning Renaissance

Shakespeare’s Globe – A Theatrical Laboratory | BBC News

You might not associate academic analysis with raucous outdoor performances or atmospheric indoor shows under candlelight. But Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Bankside is a kind of living laboratory, with its … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is Compliance a Learning Disability?

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As teachers we know that our classes can fall into three groups, this is especially evident at reporting time. There are those that do well, are…

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

How many Greek legends were really true? | BBC News

The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Importance of the Arts in Education

Interesting article on the importance of the Arts in education from the Washington Post. The clamour from the ‘back to basics’ brigade and the well-organised ministrations of the STEM advocates … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Curriculum Model fit for the 21st Century

So what does a relevant twenty first century education look like? Well firstly, it must extend beyond content if it is to have relevance and coherence both for the learner … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Great Visualisation Tool for Learning Strategies

I can’t get enough of strategies to enable students to develop and visualise their learning. It is unusual to see an attempt to codify so many great approaches… Read more … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Edward De Bono’s Thinking Hats

Edward De Bono’s Thinking Hats provide a useful way to categorise the types of thinking that are needed to take a project from conception to reality… Read more at ETML: … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills eBook

Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills is a free PDF eBook from Microsoft for teachers and educators. It provides a wide range of ideas for teaching web search skills … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons in girl power in Ghana’s schools | BBC News

There are women walking through Accra’s crowded streets performing remarkable balancing acts. They have pyramids of fruit, water bottles and coils of clothing carried in bundles on their head. Their … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Counting

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. – Albert Einstein

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Real Learning – A Practical STEM Project

This is a US example of making learning real by giving it a practical outcome which has an impact on the environment and gives a real life implication for class … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teaching Students How To Create Engaging & Expressive Short Videos

Engaging kids in creative video productions allows them to develop communication skills and enhances their technical know-how. It also gives them an avenue through which they can practice multi-modal expressions … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Future of Learning – relating to the Future of Working

This infographic outlines how the key aspects of what we consider the world of work are changing fundamentally. This requires that the education system needs to change radically if it … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Ability is…

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A great infographic charting the history of literary movements

A great resource for those trying to make sense of literary movements over time… this should give your students a great feel for the temporal background the to writing of … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment