The Learning Renaissance

Does Mindfulness Change the Brain? Research Fractures Structural Hypothesis | Inverse

Some research suggests practicing mindfulness can change brain structure, increase gray matter volume, and may induce neuroplasticity, but other trials disagree. In the study, MBSR reduced reactivity in the brain’s … Continue reading

October 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For Halloween

October 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Educational Calendar Topical Collections | BBC Teach

Explore topical collections of BBC Teach content to mark significant events in the educational calendar. Each collection includes teaching resources for both primary and secondary classrooms. Find them here: Educational … Continue reading

October 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Oscar Wilde on Education

October 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Letting Students Experience a Text Before They Analyze It | Edutopia

By giving students a chance to read text ‘like a reader’ first, you can help them generate insights in a natural, informal way – before asking them to consider the … Continue reading

October 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: A Matter of Perspective

October 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Focus of Childhood: Informal Learning Through Experience and Reflection

I am currently enjoying the joy of walking my grandson Barney to nursery in the morning. The fifteen minute walk is a new voyage of discovery every morning. We discuss … Continue reading

October 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips in 10 Minutes | Thom Gibson

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Thought For The Day: Your Role as Teacher

October 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Four Ways to Stop Thinking the Worst Will Happen When You’re Stressed | The Conversation

The world is a worrying place, and people who like to feel in control are more prone to ‘catastrophising’. We often worry about the future at night. When we are … Continue reading

October 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Think Smart

October 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Defending a Teacher’s Right to Disconnect | Edutopia

Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction – and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it. Technology is rapidly pushing things toward a breaking … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

English For Adults | BBC Teach

Free videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve their English language reading, writing, spelling and grammar. Source: English For Adults | BBC Teach

October 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Don’t Fear Not Knowing

October 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Building Movement Into Reading Lessons | Edutopia

Adding movement to reading lessons reinforces key concepts and helps fidgety students concentrate. When I started teaching reading, I had a very active group of struggling students. Because of their … Continue reading

October 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Learning and Loving

October 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Big Idea: Should We Drop the Distinction Between Mental and Physical Health? | The Guardian

We live in a falsely divided world, which draws too hard a line – or makes a false distinction – between physical and mental health. The line is not now … Continue reading

October 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

The woman whose paintings changed science forever | BBC Ideas

The incredible story of the 17th Century artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian, told using animation based on her own illustrations. Watch the “The woman whose paintings changed science forever … Continue reading

October 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Take a Break


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How to reduce the environmental impact of your devices | BBC Bitesize

E-waste comes from phones, games consoles, tablets and laptops. But what is e-waste and how can you keep tech green? Switch off your camera during online calls – online calling … Continue reading

October 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Circle or Cage?

October 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Why it’s so hard to escape short-term thinking | Big Think

Short-term thinking is both rooted in our most primal instincts and encouraged by runaway technological development. How can we fight it? The rapid pace of technological development, particularly when untethered … Continue reading

October 3, 2022 · Leave a comment