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Thought For The Day: Be Happy

October 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Commoditising Children: The link between exclusion and social ills as reported by Barnardo’s

One of the by products of the move to academisation in England has been the growth in the number of students at risk of, or experiencing exclusion. Prior to the … Continue reading

October 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: I Am a Teacher

October 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Teacher Induction – A Process and Not an Event!

Considering how a multi million pound industry has grown up to support teacher recruitment in an age of increasing privatisation in the English, if not the UK education sector, the … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Debunking the Dyslexia / IQ Myth

In other recent posts I’ve outlined the changes in definition of differences in learning brought about by neuroscience research. Increasingly, the traditional deficit descriptions applied to children who did not … Continue reading

October 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: David Caruso on Emotional Intelligence

October 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Global Education Report 2019

In the NJ MED‘s 5th Annual Global Education Report this year, students, parents, teachers, educators, and taxpayers from 214 countries participated in the two-month international survey asking How They would … Continue reading

October 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Peer Review

Nothing is more valuable that a review from a fellow practitioner. I was delighted to read this vindication of Future Proof Your School today from Dr Morris Charlton, who praised … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Is Education For?

In the frenetic and short term environment in which education takes place, leaders can often develop myopia. When this happens they fail to ask the bigger questions about the role … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Calm the Chaos: Beneath the Surface of Misbehaviour

Reproduced with the kind permission of: Calm the Chaos It has been noted elsewhere that in their absence of choice and compliance culture, the use of uniform and uniformity, … Continue reading

October 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Richard Branson on Learning

October 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Honing Students’ Speaking Skills | Edutopia

Some guidelines for teaching all students to speak credibly and confidently—an essential skill for college and career success. Read the article here: Honing Students’ Speaking Skills | Edutopia

October 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Amy Poehler on Growing Older

October 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Intelligence Report 1: Cultural Log Jams to Sustainable Learning Improvement

This forms part one of a series of pieces exploring cultural log-jams and structural defects preventing sustainable improvements in learning and learning outcomes in schools. In my experience, there have … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Social media has ‘little effect on girls’ wellbeing’ | BBC News

Getting enough sleep and seeing friends may have a bigger effect on teenage girls’ mental well-being than social media use, a report suggests. The finding comes in the government’s new … Continue reading

October 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

2000 Posts on The Learning Renaissance!

Earlier this year, m’learned colleague David made a post marking 1000 posts on The Learning Renaissance. But in fact, what WordPress had flagged up to David at that time was … Continue reading

October 11, 2019 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Be So Good…

October 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Neuroscience, Behaviour and Motivation

Our friends at Edutopia, and Judy Willis in particular, have put together this short paper on using neuroscientific principles to ensure that students are engaged and motivated across the span … Continue reading

October 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Empathy

October 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Name? Classifying of the ‘others’ over time: Handicapped, Disabled and Neurodiverse

I grew up with an elder brother who had, what at the time were described as a mental handicap. This was caused by oxygen starvation at a critical point in … Continue reading

October 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Learning Processes: Respond, Reflect, Review

A major strand in the development of learning will be seismic changes in the purposes and processes of assessment. This process is already underway. There is increasing disillusion with summative … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Definition of a Teacher

October 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ofsted: 1010 ‘outstanding’ schools not inspected for a decade | BBC News

One in 20 children in England is in a school that has not been inspected for more than 10 years, the BBC has found. Analysis of official data revealed 24 … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Accommodating Students with Dyslexia | Edutopia

For many of us, reading is as automatic as breathing. But for the millions of students with dyslexia, reading is a difficult task that poses constant academic and emotional challenges. … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Magic of Reading

October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment