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A Very Merry Christmas to all our Learning Renaissance Subscribers

We would like to wish all our followers a happy and peaceful Christmas holiday. After a particularly challenging year, we fervently hope that 2021 brings better and brighter things. Sue … Continue reading

December 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Educators Are Learning During the Pandemic | Edutopia

Many school leaders and teachers are focusing on whole-child education, an idea that seems likely to grow in prominence in the future. With distance and hybrid learning, educators work harder … Continue reading

December 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Strength in Adversity

December 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Resolutions for 2021: Mine’s about relationships – what’s yours? | Ac-Ed

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This time of year, as one closes and another is on the horizon, we start to look forward as well as back. Part of this process…

December 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Make the Most of Student Feedback During Distance Learning | Edutopia

It’s harder to read a class when students are learning at home, so teachers need to explicitly ask for feedback. When I’m teaching in a physical classroom, the data seems rich … Continue reading

December 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

The mind-blowing world map quiz | BBC Bitesize

Map makers use map projections to transform the Earth onto a flat surface. One of the most popular world map projections is known as the Mercator Projection. You’ll have seen … Continue reading

December 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Promise of the Future

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Help Students Focus on What They’re Learning, Not the Grade | Edutopia

Work that emphasizes students’ developing skills instead of a graded product reminds them to see learning as their goal. Source: How to Help Middle and High School Students Focus on What They’re Learning, … Continue reading

December 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Patience

December 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Flipped Classroom: What is it and How Do You Create it?

The flipped classroom is a key concept in the development of more imaginative learning strategies. But what is it and what are the educational considerations underpinning? In essence, the flipped … Continue reading

December 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Feeling Tired? No Surprise!

December 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Research-Backed Strategies for Better Classroom Management | Edutopia

When students act out in class, it can be challenging to find positive ways to address their behaviour. Here’s what the research suggests works best. Read more here: Research-Backed Strategies … Continue reading

December 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Bad Kids?

December 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why Shaming Children to Change Their Behaviour Doesn’t Work

I have a long and detailed memory and can remember the few occasions on which my behaviour brought forth a rebuke from a teacher. Perhaps the most embarrassing occasion was … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Visible Learning Could End Exams

I found this article from Eduwells very interesting in moving the debate about the nature of learning forward. It puts forward a model for how the idea of the terminal … Continue reading

December 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Be Consistent

December 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

4 Assessment Strategies for Distance and Hybrid Learning | Edutopia

A few ways to set up formative and summative assessments that provide an accurate picture of what students know. The question of how to authentically and fairly assess distance learners … Continue reading

December 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Discussion is better than argument

December 1, 2020 · Leave a comment