The Learning Renaissance

Aspects of Rest

Many thanks to good friend of this site, Daniel Sobel, for sharing this insight into aspects, or even dimensions of rest. Too often we equate rest to an aspect of … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

What Motivates You? An Opportunity to Reflect…

My good friend Phil Crompton recently gave me the opportunity in a podcast interview to reflect on my motivation as one of his I did. You can. series. Such an … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Power of Teamwork

February 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

4 Ways to Fight Bias in Grading | Edutopia

Unconscious bias may be unavoidable, but here’s how you can reduce its destructive impact. In the classroom, decades of evidence confirm that teachers are not immune and that some degree … Continue reading

February 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Humanity

This is what happens when inhumanity is undertaken on an industrial scale for an ideological end. As a child in the sixties, I had the firm belief that if I … Continue reading

February 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Shifting Directions in Learning and Schools

When he was the Chief Education Officer of Birmingham Local Authority, Tim Brighouse often used to say that he would willingly give up control of pupils once they reached secondary … Continue reading

February 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Five ways the internet era has changed British English | The Conversation

The dramatic changes in technology over the past 20 or so years, from the internet to the smartphone and digital assistants like Alexa, have made communication more accessible than ever … Continue reading

February 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be Calm

February 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

3 Steps for Teachers Seeking to Be Lifelong Learners | Edutopia

Engaging in a process of learning, unlearning, and relearning puts educators on a path to continuous improvement. Somewhere between paralyzing impostor syndrome and insufferable arrogance, there is a sweet spot, … Continue reading

February 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Good Things Take Time

February 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For Valentine’s Day: Sean Connery on Love

February 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Intelligence Report 2: Understanding School Culture and Building it Into Your Improvement Strategy

In its simplest form, culture can be defined as ‘the way we do things round here’. It is a foolish school leader who fails to factor school culture into improvement … Continue reading

February 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Finishing Class Strong With Optimistic Closures | Edutopia

The best closing activities use social and emotional practices to reinforce the day’s lessons, so students leave feeling confident – and competent – on their learning journey. Via: Finishing Class … Continue reading

February 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Lies Beneath

February 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen. | The Guardian

Social media and many other facets of modern life are destroying our ability to concentrate. We need to reclaim our minds while we still can. Prof Barbara Demeneix, a leading … Continue reading

February 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Coffee Break

February 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Formative Parenting Means Not Always Being Right

There is great mythology about parenting, and teaching for that matter. Unfortunately, once you put people in a role of responsibility, they assume that they must act infallibly. That is … Continue reading

February 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: How Success Really Looks

February 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Is ‘Productivity Dysmorphia’ Stopping You From Enjoying Your Successes? |

Being successful is one challenge. Actually feeling successful is another. Without context, success is a meaningless word. Does it mean a particular bank balance or fancy title? The admiration of others? A … Continue reading

February 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Natural Desire to Learn

February 1, 2022 · Leave a comment