The Learning Renaissance

So you think you know more grammar than your children? | BBC Radio 4

Test your knowledge with our user-friendly quiz based on Year 6 SATs-style questions. Take the quiz here: So you think you know more grammar than your children? | BBC Radio … Continue reading

March 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus and UK Kids: A Newsround survey

BBC Newsround spoke to more than 2,000 children from all around the UK to find out how a year of coronavirus has affected young people. Take a look at the … Continue reading

March 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging

March 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

What the Pandemic Is Doing to Our Brains | The Atlantic

We have been doing this so long, we’re forgetting how to be normal. I’ve started keeping a list of questions, remnants of a past life that I now need a … Continue reading

March 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

You’re Dead To Me | BBC Radio 4

Discover the history podcast for people who don’t like history… and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about … Continue reading

March 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Keep Walking

March 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Hunting ‘Fake History’ and How To Spot False Historical Images Online | HistoryExtra

False information and images about the past can now spread more quickly than ever before. Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, social media’s Fake History Hunter, explains more about the rise of ‘fake’ … Continue reading

March 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Bob Marley on Greatness

March 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Teachers May Want to Try Writing as a Hobby | Edutopia

Engaging in writing—whether fiction or nonfiction—has immense benefits, including improved critical thinking and better memory. Whether you’re interested in beginning or you’re reworking your life as a writer, you might … Continue reading

March 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

New children’s commissioner pledges to ‘rebuild’ childhood | BBC News

The new children’s commissioner for England wants to “rebuild childhood” after the disruption of the pandemic. Dame Rachel de Souza says the scale of the challenge is like reconstructing the … Continue reading

March 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

If You Can’t Reach Them You Can’t Teach Them – Building Effective Learning Relationships by Kevin Hewitson | Critical Publishing

So good to see friend and colleague Kev Hewitson’s book finally in print. The ideas behind the book have been over twenty years in the making and bring his extensive … Continue reading

March 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Feeling Overwhelmed?

March 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Be a Warm Demander During the Pandemic | Edutopia

The concept of being a “warm demander” has been held as an ideal approach for educators to adopt, especially as they pursue more equitable practices in education. Balancing warmth and … Continue reading

March 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Words to Live By

March 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Good Mantra for the Return to School…

I think that attitudes, behaviours and values will need to be re-established as pupils return to school. The return to school is an ideal time to re-establish positive communication and … Continue reading

March 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Maslow: Child’s Play

March 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Making Progress

March 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

In Schools, Are We Measuring What Matters? | Edutopia

The psychologist, researcher, and MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth believes that to make better decisions in our school systems, we need to rethink the way we measure student capabilities. Years ago, … Continue reading

March 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Breathe Deeply and Courageously

March 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Back to school: How pupils feel about returning to class | BBC News

As millions of pupils in England return to school after lockdown, the BBC went to Chantry Academy – a secondary school in Ipswich – to find out how students felt. … Continue reading

March 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Happy International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Covid-19: Last day of home-school is ‘end of an era’ | BBC News

After weeks of lessons at the kitchen table and in the lounge, how are parents and children feeling about their return to school on Monday? As Hannah watches daughter Mollie … Continue reading

March 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

6 Free Resources for Virtual Field Trips | Edutopia

  Teachers can use panoramic photos and videos of locations all around the world to make lessons more engaging. Click through to find out more: 6 Free Resources for Virtual … Continue reading

March 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Remote Work Needs

March 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Benefits of Differentiation in Teachers’ Professional Development | Edutopia

Strategies like flipping instruction and providing opportunities for repeated practice work as well for adults as they do for students. …it’s time to transform professional development, which is too often passive, … Continue reading

March 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Leadership

March 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thinking Is a Mess We Should Talk About | Edutopia

Great minds *don’t* think alike—which is why students need to witness examples of genuine thought in all its glorious and messy individuality. At its core, learning is a change in … Continue reading

March 1, 2021 · Leave a comment