The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: Autumn

September 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Student Choice | Edutopia

When students get to make decisions about their learning, it can be powerfully motivating. Within the realm of literacy alone, the research on choice provides a powerful illustration: According to … Continue reading

September 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Understanding and Judgement

September 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Microlearning Principle: Shorter, Bite-Sized Learning Improves Retention by up to 80% | Medium

Small bites of learning can be highly effective for busy professionals and everyone who values learning but don’t have time for intensive learning. Read the article here: The Microlearning Principle: … Continue reading

September 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Horrible Histories Podcast | CBBC

The BAFTA-winning team behind CBBC’s hugely popular Horrible Histories TV series have brought together some of the most remarkable figures in history and imagined what they’d do with their own … Continue reading

September 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Value of Repetition

September 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Are Hyperlinks Blue?

The internet has ingrained itself into every aspect of our lives, but there’s one aspect of the digital world that I bet you take for granted. Did you ever notice … Continue reading

September 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter | The Conversation

Teachers’ words matter, and students’ do too – from science to the humanities. Studies have found that at all levels of education, instructors often favor students who sound like themselves … Continue reading

September 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Awesome Audiobooks for Back-to-School Listening | Penguin Random House

Addressing back-to-school worries, making new friends, building self-esteem: these stories will have kids looking forward to the year to come. Read the list here: It’s Elementary: Awesome Audiobooks for Back-to-School … Continue reading

September 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Learn to Sit

September 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Use a Class Google Site to Improve Organization and Engagement | Edutopia

This free tool helps students in the classroom and at home stay on the same page – and there are benefits for teachers as well. I have always prepared well … Continue reading

September 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Grappling with the Ineffable

September 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace the Small World Rule to Achieve Huge Goals |

The small world rule is an emotionally intelligent way to stay the course when you feel overworked, overwhelmed, and close to giving up. What had once sounded fun had become … Continue reading

September 13, 2021 · Leave a comment


September 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be Vigilant

I’ve had plenty of time to ruinate about what is the highest aspiration that a teacher can have for their pupils. I’ve come to the conclusion that kindness is the … Continue reading

September 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

8 Ways Teachers Can Talk Less and Get Kids Talking More

Even when the learning has been turned over to the students, it’s still tempting to spend too much time giving directions, repeating important information, and telling students how they did … Continue reading

September 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Think the Unthinkable

September 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Behaviour Management is Not Where We Should Be Going

Fiona Holiday writes insightfully about the blind alley that is behaviour management and control in schools. She focuses on learned behaviour and the ability of adults to develop young people … Continue reading

September 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Template for Emotional Intelligent Working in a Social Setting

In a social setting, how we conduct ourselves will determine the quality of society we enjoy. Likewise, the culture of a social organisation like a school can support individuals to … Continue reading

September 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Understanding Student Self-Actualisation

This is what self actualisation means to a young student…

September 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

4 Reading Strategies to Retire This Year (Plus 6 to Try Out!) | Edutopia

A look at a few popular literacy practices that shouldn’t make the cut – along with fresh strategies that experienced teachers and literacy experts recommend instead. As students return to … Continue reading

September 1, 2021 · Leave a comment