The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: Pause for Thought…?

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maintaining the Arts in Education

We recently spoke of the impetus of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in education and the marginalising effect this was having on Arts in the curriculum. This article by Suzanne … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Learning {Re}imagined – Graham Brown Martin at TEDx

Graham’s talk on the Education Revolution at TEDx Amsterdam… Graham is a huge believer in the fact that education will only change by getting more people involved. In this engaging … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: Not Just a Pretty Face…

The wonderful example of humanity that was Audrey Hepburn…

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brain Plasticity – Some Good News About Learning

One of the constant sources of wonder for me in terms of how the brain works is its plasticity. It is one thing that neuroscientists are prepared to admit about … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Neuroscience and Learning – Issues and Nuances

One of the key components of the Learning Renaissance is the idea that our growing understanding of how the brain works in learning will give us insights that will help … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Five Steps to Writing Great Poetry

Source: 5 Steps to Writing a Poem | Cambridge University Press on Pinterest Via ETML: A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: It’s Never Too Late

April 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Critical Thinking vs Creative Thinking

Originally posted on WagTheDog:
The Common Core demands students think critically while staying connected and diving into text, yet employers desire workers who can think creatively while connecting with people as they…

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Critical Thinking Exercises You Can Do Every Day |

What we call critical thinking is a mixture of many skills, including analysis, interpretation, reaction time, and mental organization. To keep these skills sharp throughout your life you need to … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teaching Strategies to Promote Critical Thinking |

Critical thinking is a skill that young minds will undeniably need and exercise well beyond their school years. Experts agree that in keeping up with the ever-changing technological advances, students … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Pearson’s RED Critical Thinking Model |

The RED model lays out a path for understanding how critical thinking works and for developing each of the essential skills. This post considers each of the necessary key elements: … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Critical Thinking: Basic Questions and Answers | The Foundation for Critical Thinking

In this interview for Think magazine (April 1992), Richard Paul provides a quick overview of critical thinking and the issues surrounding it: defining it, common mistakes in assessing it, its … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Never Be Afraid

April 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Rise of the Apprenticeship

Changes in the way that Higher Education is funded in the UK, namely the move to make the funding a personal commitment based on a loan rather than a societal … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Beautiful Visual Explanation of #Hashtags

Source: The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags | QuickSprout Via ETML: A Beautiful Visual Explanation of Hashtags

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Product of Education

Source: Jason Elsom (@JasonElsom) | Twitter

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rosie King on Autism

When she was nine years old, doctors confirmed Rosie King’s self-diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. With two younger siblings severely affected by autism, Rosie had a burning desire to help make … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Music Soothes the Troubled Child…

A recent study of the effect of classical music on children with autistic spectrum disorders… A new study has shown that playing classical music could help reduce stress for children … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

How to Explain Autism to People |

This excellent feature attempts to explain autism from the point of view of the individual: How to Explain Autism to People | And this offers insight and understanding in … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: Conformist or Troublemaker?

“Every society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” – Mignon McLaughlin

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The War Against Humanities at Britain’s Universities

Following on from our recent posts on STEM in schools comes this report in the Guardian which claims that the preoccupation with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths is dominating the … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Assessment: What Is It Good For?

I’ve had no end of arguments about assessment with colleagues in the past and that is in part because we are often talking at cross purposes. Firstly, I think it … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

World Fails to Reach Millennium Education Targets | BBC News

The promise that all children globally would have primary education by 2015 – pledged by world leaders in the millennium year – has officially not been achieved. Unesco says there … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

New GCSE reference tests ‘could be compulsory’ | BBC News

New National Reference Tests to help set GCSE grade boundaries could be made compulsory for thousands of pupils in England. The exams regulator Ofqual previously suggested the tests would be … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Water – The Coming Crisis

Any educator looking for a project to engage their students imagination needs look no further than water! It really is the all encompassing project subject. Some of my colleagues in … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Five iPad Apps for Running Surveys and Polls

ETML have compiled a list of survey and polling apps which have a wide range of applications in the classroom. You can view their full list here, together with links … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: People and Things

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Attachment Trauma

I’ve come across an increasing range of behavioural issues in my recent work, and was quite taken with this article which describes what I must admit was a new label … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Every Child is an Artist

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment