The Learning Renaissance

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools | EdSurge

An excellent overview of some fundamental issues regarding the use and abuse of educational technology in schools by Diane Ravitch… As a writer, I was an early convert to the … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Courage

This is applicable to most learning situations, but not to Brexit….

February 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Features of World Class Schools

I’m not sure I’ve ever visited a world class school. I’ve visited some which have thrown a lot of money at the quest and others that will tell you that … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bill Gates announces UK teacher in global top 10 | BBC News

A teacher from north London, named as a top-10 finalist in a global teaching award, has warned of the poor living conditions of her pupils. Andria Zafirakou says some pupils … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Are the Kids Alright? | Renegade Inc

A very illuminating debate of the current state of learning and education. Although it is UK-focussed, it will resonate with educators around the world.  Renegade is a new organisation to … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth | BBC News

Are you concerned about the impact social media and screen-use are having on young people? If so, MPs are looking to hear your thoughts. The Commons Science and Technology Committee … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Maria Montessori

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Neuroscience of Intelligence – An Interview with Richard Haier |

A great primer for future learning:  The Neuroscience of Intelligence – An Interview with Richard Haier |

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Neuroscience in Education

This US report from The Tech Advocate outlines how neuroscience is beginning to impact on educational provision. Not before time in my opinion! The world of educational technology has a … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Teach from the Heart

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Theory of Knowledge: January 2018 Newsletter

Many of this month’s stories share a similar theme – that of how our interaction with the virtual world (either spending time hooked up to the Internet, or using algorithms, … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Collaborative problem-solving and why it matters for learning | IOE London Blog

The results of the 2015 PISA collaborative problem solving assessments were  published last November. In Andreas Schleicher’s editorial, he confirmed that solving problems with others (collaborative problem-solving) is a key skill for … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Critical Thinking in Two Minutes

An interesting short video on critical thinking…. The Thinking Coach – Leadership Training Development

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet

Infographic by Global Digital Citizen Source: ultimate-critical-thinking-worksheet | Global Digital Citizen Foundation Via: Ultimate Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet | Nat Geo Education Blog

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: I’d Much Rather…

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution | Learning {Re}imagined | Medium

A fascinating article from Graham Brown Martin on the impact of technology on learning… Learning to thrive in a transforming world. Read the full article here: Education and the Fourth … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: I Am a Teacher

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Attachment Disorders – The Difficult-to-Teach Child

One of the things that really distressed me as a teacher was that such was the clamour to delivery curriculum content, the specific learning needs of the child were often … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

England and US will not take Pisa tests in tolerance | BBC News

Schools in England and the United States will not be taking the new international Pisa test designed to assess respect for other cultures, challenge extremism and help identify fake news. … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Global Learning Crisis – And What To Do About It

Amel Kaboul is a former Tunisian government minister, now working with The Education Commission. In this TEDTalk she presents some ways to break down the dichotomy between education and learning … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Progress not Perfection

February 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Clive Shepherd surveys Personalised Learning

A valuable contribution to the debate on personalised learning and why we do it so badly in the UK… Clive Shepherd on Personalised Learning

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Thing Your Students Need Most

February 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Student Mental Health in Schools

There is much more attention being paid to the issues surrounding the mental health of students in schools. Attention is of course great, and an improvement from when mental health … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Folly of Multiple Academy Trusts – Unaccountable and Profit-driven – a Toxic Formula for Education

The answer, as with everything with this Tory government, was privatisation. The question had been how to drive up standards in learning across the country. Unsurprisingly, the Multiple Academy Chains … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds | BBC News

A campaign to teach children about copyright infringement on the internet, is employing cartoons and puns on pop stars’ names, to get the message across. Even its makers admit it … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Refugees – the way you see it…

February 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Make a Difference

February 1, 2018 · Leave a comment