The Learning Renaissance

4 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Executive Functioning | Edutopia

Effective classroom design can help elementary students develop skills like organization and task initiation. Good classroom design supports working memory by limiting teacher language and verbal directions. When the design … Continue reading

November 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Relationships Not Rules

November 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Big Idea: Do We All Experience the World in the Same Way? | The Guardian

Every human brain is different – it’s time to embrace the diversity of our experiences. …since we all have different brains, making slightly different best guesses, we will all have … Continue reading

November 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

11 Books Teachers Can Use to Encourage Creative Young Artists | Edutopia

These stories about artists and illustrators known for their inventive use of materials encourage creativity in young learners. …schools that embrace initiatives such as STEAM will find an invaluable resource … Continue reading

November 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

25 Essential High School Reads From the Last Decade | Edutopia

Edutopia asked members of the education community to share recently published novels they would love to have read in high school. These are the top picks: 25 Essential High School … Continue reading

November 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Stephen King on Reading

November 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

How to Build an Engaging Classroom Library | Edutopia

Teachers can provide meaningful texts for their students that reflect their interests and facilitate deep connections to what they’re reading. …thinking of classic literature, the ways in which characters who … Continue reading

November 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Margaret Fuller on Reading

November 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

How to Work Literacy Instruction Into All Content Areas | Edutopia

Math, history, science, and even art teachers often find themselves trying to work literacy instruction into their classrooms. After all, the ability to read, synthesize, and explain concepts and ideas … Continue reading

November 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Improve Your Mental Health With These 6 Mind-Changing Exercises | CNET

Thought exercises can help you reframe your negative thinking and control worrying. Not only can thought exercises help you ease stress, they also can help make our subconscious thoughts go … Continue reading

November 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Importance of Self-Care

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How The Term ‘Mad Scientist’ Began And How It Shapes Our World | Discover Magazine

While mad scientists abound in sci-fi and horror stories, the first true mad scientist didn’t appear until 1816. Tracing the term through history and literature helps us to understand how … Continue reading

November 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Letting Go


November 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Cultivating Emotion Regulation and Mental Health | Scientific American

Susanne Schweizer is a neuroscientist investigating the development of emotional regulatory processes and their role in mental health across the lifespan. We found that the impact of emotional information on … Continue reading

November 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

World Kindness Day

Make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations.  

November 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Power or Understanding – A Moment of Choice

November 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

How to Support Teacher Mentors Using the Cognitive Coaching Model | Edutopia

Experienced teachers can be wonderful mentors for novices, but it’s important to also give them support when they need it. The process includes a planning conversation, an observation, and a … Continue reading

November 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Conflict Tip Jar

November 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths | Harvard Business Review

As a leader, the challenge is not only to spot talent but also to convince your people that you value their talents and that they should, too. Begin by identifying … Continue reading

November 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Think Tank

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Thought For The Day: Joyce Carol Oates on Reading

November 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Doctor Is In (Your Classroom) | Edutopia

As student mental health issues reach crisis proportions, schools and teachers are playing a larger role than ever in providing support. Is it too big an ask? When schools are … Continue reading

November 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Aging

November 1, 2022 · Leave a comment