The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: Beware Statistics!

January 31, 2023 · Leave a comment

Towards a Holistic View of 21st Century Learning

I suppose the Venn diagram illustrated above represents Nirvana for teachers and wider educators looking to develop a paradigm, and practical implementation strategy for 21st-century learners. Unfortunately, with the exception … Continue reading

January 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

What Did You Learn at School Today? Was it Useful or Relevant?

Discuss.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Josh (@josh__kuo)

January 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Culture and Learning

Simon has clearly worked in similar schools to me to have had this insight!

January 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Incorporating Simple, Student-Designed Assessments in School | Edutopia

Many thanks to Lindsay Mitchell for this useful Edutopia article on making learners more involved in their own assessment. The move from testing as something ‘done to’ students to a … Continue reading

January 25, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Best Place to Learn

Originally shared HERE on Twitter.

January 24, 2023 · Leave a comment

Why Finland?

I am certainly not alone in my veneration of Finnish teachers. I was going to say the Finnish Education System there, but that is not the full picture. It is … Continue reading

January 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Antidote to Managerialism and KPIs

Originally posted here.

January 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Samuel Johnson on Reading

January 19, 2023 · Leave a comment

Sketchnotes and Concept Maps Can Increase Comprehension | Edutopia

Organizational drawings – concept maps and sketchnotes, for example – help students see gaps in their learning while boosting comprehension by fourfold. By visually mapping their knowledge, organizational sketches help … Continue reading

January 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The True Cost of Education

January 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School finds a Global Audience…

I must admit that when Julia and Di at Critical Publishing suggested the title of  ‘Future Proof Your School‘ for my book of strategies and approaches to encourage school improvement … Continue reading

January 16, 2023 · Leave a comment

New Year: Intensified Message for Change

It has been heartening in the almost ten years that the Learning Renaissance has been running, to find that what once sounded like a lone voice advocating change has now … Continue reading

January 16, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Power of Writing and Creative Expression

Thanks to Stephen Bartlett for sharing this infographic from @milanicreative.  I smiled when I saw it, as it reminded me of a point I always used to make when supporting … Continue reading

January 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Importance of Environment on the Flourishing Learner

I am indebted to Jonny Katz for sharing this on LinkedIn and to Alexander Den Heijer for the original quote.  Conformity to an essentially industrial quality control model crushes the … Continue reading

January 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

3 Ways to Help Students Learn From Their Tests | Edutopia

Thanks to Sarah Kesty for this timely reminder from Edutopia about maximising the value of a test for student learning. Too often tests are seen simply as a pedagogical device … Continue reading

January 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Protecting Childhood From Education

Not surprisingly, those countries which have undertaken thorough reviews of the requirements of 21st-century education have all come to the conclusion that informal education before school age is critical in … Continue reading

January 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

A Framework for Fostering Rigour in Project-Based Learning (PBL): Hexagonal Thinking

The move away from a content-led curriculum and towards more project-based learning characterises the determination to give pupils more agency, control, independence and autonomy in their learning. However, there is … Continue reading

January 9, 2023 · Leave a comment

Why do we keep misspelling these words? | BBC Bitesize

What commonly misspelt words reveal about the evolution of the English language… Source: Why do we keep misspelling these words? | BBC Bitesize

January 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Stress vs Passion

January 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

New Year, New Habits: 5 Tips for Great Teaching | Resilient Educator

The middle of the school year is a perfect time to take stock of your goals and accomplishments while correcting any bad habits students may have developed. Read the article … Continue reading

January 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Make It Count

January 3, 2023 · Leave a comment