The Learning Renaissance

You’re Dead To Me – Fairy Tales | BBC Sounds

Greg Jenner and his guests uncover the gruesome truths behind our most-loved fairy tales. Source: You’re Dead To Me | Fairy Tales | BBC Sounds

October 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Embrace the Strange

October 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Taking Small Steps Toward Equity | Edutopia

It can be difficult to know how to keep going with equity work, but starting with culturally responsive teaching is helpful. I use the term implicit curriculum to refer to … Continue reading

October 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Imagination


October 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Linguistic Bias and Slang – The Significance of Context is Speech

I had to smile when reading of one school’s efforts to standardise the language used by pupils by banning what they considered to be ‘slang’! The simplistic idea that the … Continue reading

October 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Experience London | Black History Tube Map | TFL

Transport for London have teamed up with the Black Cultural Archives to launch the first-ever Black History Tube map, celebrating the rich and varied contribution Black people have made to … Continue reading

October 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Art of Teaching

October 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cultural Change – Designing the Staff Meeting

Few elements of organisation and communication reveal more about the dominant culture of the school than the staff meeting. Well designed and purposeful, they can be an essential element in … Continue reading

October 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Let Go, Create Space

October 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Swimming Against the Tide to Establish Emotional Resilience

Capitalism has at its heart the idea of markets and consumers, of enterprise designed to deliver profit. However, there is a fatal flaw in the capitalist model in that you … Continue reading

October 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Project-Based Learning – Dispelling Some Myths

We have long argued the importance of Project-Based Learning (PBL) as a vehicle for increasing student advocacy and engagement towards raising standards. Indeed, countries like Singapore and Finland, who perform … Continue reading

October 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Value of a Great Teacher

October 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Media Literacy to a Functioning Democracy

Twenty years ago I attended a course designed to teach me how to use HyperText Mark-Up Language – a vital fluency if I was to design online educational pages for … Continue reading

October 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Emotional Resilience and Mental Health in Schools

Many moons ago, when our children were due to be born, Jane and I attended National Childbirth Trust classes. Our mentor used to set aside some quiet time in the … Continue reading

October 12, 2021 · 1 Comment

Improving Student and Teacher Performance

I was taken by this simple graphic posted by my friend Stephen Norris and realised, that for all its simplicity it revealed a quite profound truth. Personal performance does vary … Continue reading

October 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

World Mental Health Day | Burnout | The Skill Collective

Burnout – it’s a feeling that we have probably experienced at some point in our lives. But what exactly is it, and what’s the difference between stress, burnout, and depression? Find … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Skill Collective Resource Library

Get access to an entire library of free resources on well-being, mental health, and performance. Find it here: The Skill Collective Resource Library

October 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Wonder of Teaching

October 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

After-School Clubs Encourage Problem-Solving by Letting Students Lead | Edutopia

Using their interests as a guide, elementary students can simultaneously acquire knowledge and serve the school community. Through the weekly videos, students made connections, expanded their vocabulary, shared anecdotes, and … Continue reading

October 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Power of Stories

October 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Stories Are More Powerful Than You Think | BBC Ideas

There’s a Native American proverb that says, “The one who tells the story rules the world.” Stories have the potential to be incredibly powerful. They’re able to change how we … Continue reading

October 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Black History Month | Spilling The Black Tea | The Social

“Black History Month is a time for celebration.” Join Amanda Calley as she navigates Black History Month in the UK and discusses different aspects of Black British history, culture and … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Vocabulary Ninja

Vocabulary Ninja provides a wide variety of high-quality products and systems that help to support pupils, teachers and schools. Visit the website here: Vocabulary Ninja – The Home of High-Quality … Continue reading

October 1, 2021 · Leave a comment