Condensed Lesson Planning
Ross Morrison McGill from Teacher Toolkit condenses twenty years of research on effective lesson planning into an A4 sheet… well worth the effort Ross! This single sheet is probably the … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Tolerance
Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding
Todd Finlay at Edutopia gives some great advice about checking for understanding. Such checks form a much better format for assessing learning than traditional marking as it gives the child … Continue reading
How the exam system sets up neuro-diverse students to fail
This is a really important piece by Jules Daulby regarding the double jeopardy that students with learning and behavioural issues, which she encompasses in the term neuro-diverse students, face in … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: The Importance of Positivity
Future Proof Your School book launched!
Future Proof Your School implores all teachers and leaders to re-focus, work collectively and have a clear and shared vision of the excellence we want to achieve. We all need … Continue reading
Re-designing Your Curriculum For the 21st Century
I’m a great believer in the absolute need to re-design the curriculum away from a content based structure and towards a reflection of the society young people need to survive … Continue reading
Future Proof Your School now available to pre-order!
You can obtain copies of the new book on culture, school improvement and change management, Future Proof Your School at: Future Proof your School on Amazon Additionally, you can look … Continue reading
Crikey! Another milestone reached – 1000 Learning Renaissance posts!
I knew we were getting close, but this took me by surprise today. That is better than one post a day since we started this online adventure. I had always … Continue reading
School Culture Development: A Primer For All Teachers Serious About Developing Excellence
One of the greatest challenges when writing Future Proof Your School was making issues which are commonly seen as the preserve only of senior leaders, accessible to all teachers. The … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Adversity
Artificial Intelligence: Who is Writing the Future?
Artificial Intelligence is undoubtedly going to play a significant part in our futures. That brings up ethical and moral dilemmas regarding the purposes for which we are going to be … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Leadership
The Nature of Your Students
In the whole of my teaching career I think I came across two students whose behaviour was beyond the pale consistently and persistently. This made them a frustrating challenge to … Continue reading
Work-Life Balance | Ac-Ed
Originally posted on ace-d:
I have written this article as a way of looking at the teacher retention and recruitment issues we are currently facing in the profession. A key…
Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action | BBC News
Thousands of school pupils worldwide abandoned classrooms for a day of protest against climate change. India, South Korea, Australia and the US are among the countries where teenagers are already … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Listen to Your Child
On the launch pad and ready to go in the first week in April: Future Proof Your School by David W Hughes!
Exciting times! The book is available to order here: Future Proof Your School
10 Global Megatrends Facing Education | BBC News
The OECD’s head of education forecasts the biggest questions being asked of schools around the world. Unfortunately I’d say these challenges were pretty accurately outlined here. We should have overcome … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Humility
Gamification: Changing the Ground Rules For Learning
Much has been written about the subject of gamification in learning. It covers a massive scope of developments. At one end of the spectrum is included artificial intelligence, online training … Continue reading
Crossing Divides: The friends who are good for your brain | BBC News
Why mixing with a diverse group of people can do a lot to make us more creative. Source: Crossing Divides: The friends who are good for your brain – BBC … Continue reading
Future Proof Your School Prezi
The Prezi.com website allows you to develop presentations which are visually stimulating to your audience. Even more importantly, they allow you to think in depth about the subject you are … Continue reading
Future Proof Your School: Schools reflecting on practice and reflecting in practice | Briefing Notes #4
You may be forgiven for thinking that the key premise of Future Proof Your School is that cultural change follows a top-down model in which the Head teacher of senior … Continue reading
International Women’s Day: Every Day Should Be Women in Science Day!
One example of the sheer waste in talent that the education system allows is the under-representation of women in science. A few years ago it was estimated that the UK … Continue reading
Finnish Education: What’s All the Fuss About?
Thank you to my Finnish friend Pirjo Suhonen for this useful overview of Finnish education from ALO Finland. Without Imagination there is no Creativity or Innovation | ALO Finland
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