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Can you solve these tricky riddles from over 1000 years ago? | BBC Bitesize

Maths, plants, astronomy and much more – how well will you do? Can you solve these tricky riddles from over 1000 years ago? | BBC Bitesize

May 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Gender and STEM Achievement

A recent UK report suggested that there was a chronic shortfall of STEM specialists at technician and graduate levels of some 200,000 individuals. Ironically, it was suggested that such a … Continue reading

May 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Are you grammatically gormless or a punctuation perfectionist?

An entertaining quiz to illustrate the trickiest of punctuation elements – the apostrophe. Take the quiz here: Are you grammatically gormless or a punctuation perfectionist? | BBC Radio 4

May 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Without Teachers…

May 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Soft Skills Misnomer: Key Skills

For many years the term ‘soft skills’ has been used as a catch all phrase for all those skills that nobody takes primary responsibility for in the curriculum. Unfortunately such … Continue reading

May 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Doing Your Best

May 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Boosting Executive Function in Teenagers

The teenage years bring a certain amount of hormonal mayhem to young people at the very time that they are required to exercise more responsibility for organising their lives. The … Continue reading

May 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Practical Maths

via @UKMathsTutor1 on Twitter

May 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: It’s In Our Hands…

May 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Peace and harmony in the Middle East

Sue and I don’t usually consider the Learning Renaissance blog as a suitable vehicle for posts of a political nature but recent events in the Middle East have given us … Continue reading

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Virtual Teaching Practices to Bring Back to the Classroom | Edutopia

Remote teaching prompted teachers to find new ways to reach kids and build a feeling of community, and some of those will be well worth keeping. We take notes about what we … Continue reading

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Live Like It’s Spring

May 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Children read more challenging books in lockdowns | The Guardian

A new report on reading habits of more than one million children also finds they read longer books, particularly during school closures. The annual What Kids Are Reading report from … Continue reading

May 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

You’re Dead To Me | Five powerful women in history you need to know about | BBC Sounds

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

May 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: If You Can Read This…

May 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Recovering from lockdown: Five tips to boost your child’s vocabulary

There is growing evidence that the lockdown has had an impact on young children’s language skills, according to research seen exclusively by BBC News. Assistant head teacher Victoria Day is … Continue reading

May 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Storm Will Pass…

May 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

The School Mission Statement…

The school mission statement…. a bold outline of the key drivers of the school culture… or is it? Much depends on who contributed and how it is written. If it … Continue reading

May 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence Mapping

An interesting schema of Emotional Intelligence which echoes the London Tube Map…  Find out more here, including a deeper delve into the Stress Line: Emotional Intelligence Mapping | Stress Line … Continue reading

May 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Coronavirus vs the Work/Life Balance

May 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link | BBC News

There remains “little association” between technology use and mental-health problems, a study of more than 430,000 10 to 15-year-olds suggests. The Oxford Internet Institute compared TV viewing, social-media and device … Continue reading

May 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Beautiful Change

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

May 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

What the government’s report on race gets wrong about the education system | The Conversation

In focusing on the socio-economic roots of underachievement, the UK government is side-stepping how institutional racism impacts on learning. Schools have a vital role to play in undoing this. Read … Continue reading

May 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

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