The Learning Renaissance

Pinning Down a Definition of Emotional Resilience

Education seems agreed that we need more emotional resilience as it is a good thing but, you can’t develop it until you define it. Via Daniel Sobel. Download the pdf … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mindset: The Key to Culture and Emotional Well-being in Schools

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Managing Emotions: Key Questions to Ask

A useful infographic from The Gottman Institute explores how to develop emotional resilience and awareness as a student and a teacher.

June 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite our good intentions, these statements teach children … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Behaviour: What’s Below the Surface

I’ve always believed that what constitutes poor student behaviour has reasons. If you can understand the reasons which bring on the behaviour, you might have as chance of modifying it. … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

Emotional First Aid for Teachers and Students!

The best teachers will be remembered not for the content of their lessons, but for the care and support they showed their students. This outlines a systematic way to support … Continue reading

June 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fake news harms children’s self-esteem and trust, say MPs | BBC News

Children with poor literacy skills struggle most to tell which stories are false, says a report. A few weeks ago, Chloe, 13, shared a hoax story about the alleged death of … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Invest Wisely

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The What and How of Flipped Learning

An interesting blog post from WIZIQ on the ideas behind the concept of Flipped Learning… Teachers crave to see all their students participating enthusiastically in the class. Instructors adopting flipped … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Making it Possible

June 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Data Management and Purposes

The fact that we can accumulate data, does not give it some spurious meaning or validation. The management of data in schools should be about yielding insights into how to … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teenagers ‘let down over degree choices’ | BBC News

Teenagers in England are having to make choices about university on the basis of too little information, a report by the Public Accounts Committee warns. The PAC report says this … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Look at the graphic and then cross reference it to the leaders you have known…

June 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: 21st Century Illiteracy – Alvin Toffler

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women Who Watched ‘The X-Files’ Pursued More Careers in STEM | www.fastcompany.com

The phenomenon has been known as “The Scully Effect”–named after Gillian Anderson’s character Dana Scully – and the Geena Davis Institute proved it’s real. Women who watched The X-Files regularly … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Meaning and Purpose of Life

June 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Destination Dystopia…

In 2001 I was involved in taking young graduate engineers from Marconi, into Nottinghamshire schools as part of the SETNET programme for developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into schools. … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Art and Music…

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head | BBC News

Sean Macnamara was put on “the oblong table” for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being “an oblong” meant – … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teacher Stress-Buster

As the old Polish saying goes… “Not my circus, not my monkeys!” This useful template gives you a format to prevent your own burn out by making you focus on … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Liking Your Students

June 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Picture of Language: The Fading Art of Diagramming Sentences | NPR

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor. When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Effective Teachers

June 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Transactional Analysis in Language, Gesture and Expression

I was very taken when I was first introduced to Transactional Analysis at University. That and Erving Goffman’s Presentation of Self in Everyday Life were probably the two summit points … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hotter years ‘mean lower exam results’ | BBC News

Students taking exams in a summer heat wave might have always complained that they were hampered by the sweltering weather. But this study, from academics at Harvard, the University of … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Measuring Friendship

Students attempt to quantify friendship and the qualities related to it: Not sure about the “special handshakes” though!

June 1, 2018 · Leave a comment
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