The Learning Renaissance

What to buy the hard pressed educationalist in your life for Christmas… new insights in learning and teaching!

Wherever you live, the role of teacher and educationalist is never easy and seemingly getting harder. Give the gift of fresh insights to your teacher or educationalist this year, so … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Revision: The Acquisition, Retention and Recall of Information For Examinations

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most insightful. This one came via Jon Tait on Linked In and he recognised something I noticed when students are revising. Often they spend … Continue reading

November 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Did You Know? How Music Affects Your Consciousness

November 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Labelling Learners: The Effects, Intended and Unintended

I am again indebted to Professor Amanda Kirby and Dr Mary Cleaton of Do-It Solutions for this really clear exposition of the pros and cons of labelling in the field … Continue reading

November 27, 2019 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: Life…

November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success Tour 2020

Following the publication of Re-Examining Success in February 2020, I shall be embarking on a speaking and support tour.  The tour will encompass three related areas: Strategic briefings for senior … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to write an educational book: Future Proof Your School by David Hughes

I’m writing this, conscious that there are many teachers out there keen to write their own books on the improvement of learning in schools. Working with Julia and Di at … Continue reading

November 22, 2019 · 4 Comments

Edutopia and the George Lucas Education Foundation

One of our favourite go-to sites to catch up with innovative thinking is the George Lucas Foundation’s Edutopia. For someone who could conceive of the Star Wars universe, it was … Continue reading

November 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Phil Rooke’s 15-minute Music Break: Music Building Learning!

I’ve been conversing with Phil Rooke on matters about the future of education for almost a decade and his passion and innovative insights never fail to impress me. At a … Continue reading

November 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Smile!

November 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Initial Teacher Training reforms in the UK

It has been very pleasing to see Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector for Education, Amanda Spielman becoming more vocal about some of the detrimental practises in schools. Aspects such as ‘Off-rolling’ … Continue reading

November 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Good grades and a desk ‘key for university hopes’ | BBC News

Having a desk to work at, good grades and high expectations from parents, as well as being happy at school, are key factors in encouraging children to go on to … Continue reading

November 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: One That Stands Regular Repetition

November 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Charity!

Our younger son Owen has taken to marathon running. It started with the London Marathon, and in his usual way, he set out to master the event. He is committed … Continue reading

November 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Inside the primary school class with 63 pupils | BBC News

A primary school was thrust into the spotlight last month when it was revealed it was teaching children in classes of more than 60 pupils. BBC News spent the day … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finland’s Formula for School Success

Whenever some latest report or statistics are published which outlines some shortcoming in learning and teaching in the UK I always look for inspiration from the experience of the Scandinavian … Continue reading

November 15, 2019 · 3 Comments

Does it matter which path? | Ac-Ed

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Image acknolwedgement https://www.prweb.com In teaching and learning terms that is. Asking somebody to do something or giving instructions to be followed is an everyday thing but…

November 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Teachers Who Inspire

November 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Marginalising the Arts: A Travesty of Learning!

There has always been a hierarchy of subjects in school, ranked according to their perceived value. Although we need to qualify the word value, depending on the perspective of those … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: Question Everything

November 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Never Underestimate Potential…

In researching for my new book, Re-Examining Success, I was forced to confront some unpleasant truths about my teaching career. Due to my personal circumstances,  I placed a disproportionate value … Continue reading

November 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Five moments that define Sesame Street’s first 50 years | BBC News

Sesame Street has produced nearly 5,000 episodes, won 193 Emmy awards, and now broadcasts in 150 different countries. Since first airing on television on 10 November 1969, millions of children … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Thinking School: Some Insights from Kulvarn Atwel

In the midst of crises in recruitment and retention and teacher workload there are always people prepared to be innovative in searching for new learning paradigms. My partner, Jane, brought … Continue reading

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be Somebody

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to re-learn

November 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

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