Let me begin by wishing you and your school every success in this new academic year, which appears to have all the makings of the most challenging of your career as you endeavour to maintain learning continuity and excellence against the background of the Covid19 pandemic.
The year will doubtless reveal both challenges and opportunities for profound new thinking. To support your efforts, we’d like to offer you something positive with which to start this momentous year…
For the last six years, together with Sue Cowley, I’ve been compiling innovative educational practice notes from around the world. They are gathered together on our Learning Renaissance blog.
Originally designed as research notes for my books, Future Proof Your School and Re-examining Success, they quickly outgrew that purpose and took on a life of their own as a mosaic of educational innovation. In short, we’ve done a lot of the heavy digging on what is working in learning innovation… so you don’t have to.
The resources comprise article links, infographics education and learning based inspirational quotes and templates for professional development and improvement strategies.
The idea behind the blog is to promote reflective learning within schools so that a more professional, consistent and investigative approach can be adopted to improving learning engagement and outcomes in sustainable ways.
A growing number of schools internationally have put a link to the blog on their professional development portal and, without undue modesty, I’d suggest that you do this as well so that staff can have a host of over 2500 ideas to hand at a click.
There is no charge to link to us and we’d welcome any ideas about innovation in any aspect of learning from metacognition to pastoral care and from autistic spectrum disorder to zoology in which your staff, or school has an interest, a good news story, or an appeal for support.
The blog is completely searchable so you can locate resources quickly and efficiently.
The following daily usage patterns for a single week give a flavour of the international readership of the site!
Please extend this invite to your colleagues.
To subscribe, simply copy the Learning Renaissance web address to your CPD library: