The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: Classroom Drama

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August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Getting Students Writing

An excellent report from John MacCarthy on igniting the passions of students through creative writing assignments… A teacher taught a lesson on telling a Six-Word Story. There are websites that … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Steven Spielberg on Mentoring

August 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown-Martin on the Uberfication of Teaching

There was a time when education was regarded as a public good – you could never have too much of it and there was a moral, economic and political justification … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maths teachers hit out at ‘extraordinary’ funding decision | BBC News

Teachers have hit out at an “extraordinary decision” to cease funding a key A-level maths project. Underground Mathematics had won the backing of a government commissioned review into post-16 maths in England. It … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Managing Transition – A Useful Resource

Technology at its best in the support of learners. Thank you for sharing, PSW Education and Leadership.

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Are You Ready?

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Social and Emotional Learning for Adults

Elena Aguilar, Transformational Leadership Coach from Oakland, California, suggests lessons which can be taken up by an entire staff or by an individual and are intended to build emotional awareness, self-management, social … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t you just hate “Target Grades”

Originally posted on ace-d:
Well perhaps not “hate” but they do concern me for a number of reasons. It won’t be long before the UK starts school again but I…

August 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Do Your Research

August 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Pedagogy of Poverty by Martin Haberman

Much gratuitous comment is generated regarding the ability of urban students to learn successfully. It has become something of a political football with the right believing they only have to … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Transactional Analysis and Engendering Mutual Respect

Rita Pierson gives a masterclass here in a bad day in the class and how to use transactional analysis to generate a culture of better relationships built around success. I … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learndirect rated ‘inadequate’ in Ofsted report | BBC News

Training company Learndirect has been branded by Ofsted as “inadequate” – the worst rating the watchdog can give. Inspectors found not enough learners achieved the skills and qualifications to progress … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Injunction lifted on critical Ofsted report | BBC News

The future of one of the UK’s largest adult-training providers is in question after it failed to block publication of a critical report by Ofsted inspectors. Learndirect had obtained an … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Teaching By Example

This applies equally to students and teachers!  

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Social and Emotional Skills defined by Anya Kamenetz

This infographic and article provides a solid foundation for exploring social and emotional learning. Source: What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Social And Emotional Skills’? | MindShift | KQED … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Helping Students Develop Their Values… and Your School Ethos

Being proactive and asking students to record their own values is a useful exercise in developing a philosophical understanding of what motivates and impassions people. building an ethos based on … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Sleep Well?

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dumbing Down the Profession… Headteachers in their Twenties!

One element of the transfer of accountability from local educational authorities to the Multi Academy Trusts has been the appointment of younger and younger heads. There is certainly a recruitment … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

TED Talks: Shukla Bose on teaching one child at a time

A seminal TED Talk by Shukla Bose regarding respecting individuality and rejecting production line based learning. Shukla Bose: Teaching one child at a time | TED Talk | TED.com

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Drawing

A little girl, aged 4, was asked what drawing was, and she replied: “You just think something and draw a line around it!”    

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Madness of Standardisation in Learning

In contrast to a recent post regarding project based learning, here is an article from the Guardian exploring what teachers and students are enduring in the standardised testing regime currently in … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Teach the Children

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Project-Based Learning: A Study

One of the joys of my primary school was the summer opportunity to complete an extended project. We were left to our own devices for almost two weeks and had … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Sugata Mitra and the Hole in the Wall Project

Sugata’s Hole in the Wall Project is a famous piece of field research in education. In some of the poorest regions of India, he placed the latest computers into walls. … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Teacher Confession

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Design a School That Prioritizes Kindness and Caring | MindShift

  It says much about the state of our society when you need to start explicitly trying to build kindness into your school’s DNA. How far has capitalism taken us … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment