The Learning Renaissance

The Power of Positive Language

As the new academic year beckons, some thoughts on the language you use with students and the responses it elicits… Much of the response you generate from learners will be … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Inspire!

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Hattie on Verbose Teachers…

I know I have been guilty of talking too much in classrooms, initially because I mistakenly thought that my role was to teach, rather than enable learning. John Hattie shows … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Community of Tolerance

August 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reading – The Foundation for Learning

Considering they have been in power for eight years, it is a bit disingenuous for a Tory Education Minister to find that there are children who struggle with basic literacy … Continue reading

August 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Simple Mental Health Pain Scale | The Graceful Patient

Originally posted on The Graceful Patient:
A good friend pointed out, after my last post on the importance of physical pain scale accuracy, that we lack decent ways to communicate…

August 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Teachers Make a Difference…

Some more thoughts on how teachers can be systematic in their quest to make a difference in the lives of young people… once again, there is no mention of content … Continue reading

August 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Educate Yourself

August 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Professional Development Deficiencies: An International Perspective

I’m writing a book in which this is a key theme and found this article very supportive of my experience of the shortcomings of professional development programmes… How often does … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Pain of Being Stuck

August 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Elective Component to your Curriculum: Promoting Student and Staff Motivation

The element of choice in the curriculum, at least in the UK, is a fairly obscure one. I’ve been involved in only one school in which the students were able … Continue reading

August 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making a drama out of a TB crisis | BBC News

In National Capital District, one of the worst affected areas in Port Moresby, 62-year-old Rodney Kove is using drama to teach children about TB. Having studied dance and theatre at … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Encouraging your Children and Students

Some simple, clear and effective things to say to your children (be they yours or in your class) every day.

August 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Beauty in Action

August 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students | Edutopia

Punitive discipline can be harmful and unfair—restorative practices offer hopeful solutions. Did you know that a significant percentage of the achievement gap between students of color and white students is … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Accentuate the Positive

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Helping Students With ADHD Concentrate

If you have had students with ADHD in your class, you will appreciate the difficulties in getting them to focus and apply themselves to a task in hand. For some … Continue reading

August 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

What makes a ‘toxic’ environment? Part 2 | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
This is part 2 of exploring and dealing with a toxic learning environment. Part one is here It is easier to run away than stay and…

August 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

What makes a ‘toxic’ environment? Part 1 | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
I have written this article to address the debate around teachers leaving teaching and the stress levels of pupils presently being experienced and reported. It is…

August 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dyspraxia Checklist For Teachers and Parents

Source: Dyspraxia Checklist For Teachers and Parents | StephaniePressman

August 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be More Curious

August 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Personalised Learning: It Isn’t All About Technology

Many have trumpeted the evolution of learning technologies as if they, and they alone will enable the development of personalised learning. That is a very restricted view of personalised learning … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Reading Escapes

August 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Value of a Teacher Mentor

Edutopia published this great guide to mentoring in the teaching profession – it should be the first thing discussed when a new teacher is appointed… Find that person who challenges, … Continue reading

August 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Too hot? In 1858 a heatwave turned London into a stinking sewer

Suffering in the hot weather? Spare a thought then for the population of London back in 1858, a year of sky-high temperatures and the Great Stink. That year, the London … Continue reading

August 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Recognising what motivates your team members is the key to successful learning projects

Until you can recognise what motivates the individuals in your team, you will never be able to reach their maximum performance and work in independent, autonomous and sustainable ways. This … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Reading

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