The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: Lessons in Life

February 28, 2023 · Leave a comment

Self-Actualisation: Developing as an Autonomous and Independent Learner

Over the course of my career, and in the subsequent research for my books, the key question has always been ‘What are we trying to achieve with our pupils?’  There … Continue reading

February 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

Ikigai… A Reason for Being

February 24, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Rage Against the Machine

via Michael Lawrence on Twitter

February 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

A Simple Strategy to Encourage Student Reflection and Improvement | Edutopia

Teachers can guide students to analyze a learning experience by asking about what went well and what could be improved. A plus delta is a simple tool that teachers can … Continue reading

February 22, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Self Care in a Difficult World

February 21, 2023 · Leave a comment

Genius in Detention!

Thanks to Daniel Sobel for sharing this post. He argued that it is inappropriate to punish a child with lines for being unable to sit still. This is an unfortunately … Continue reading

February 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics | Common Sense Education

Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics is a list of 15 apps, games, and websites curated by the Common Sense Education editors. Find it here: Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps … Continue reading

February 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Creativity

February 16, 2023 · Leave a comment

Creating Comics in Classrooms | Edutopia

Students who learn how to make comics – even simple ones – become stronger storytellers and gain confidence in their ability to be creative. Celebrated visual thinkers such as Austin … Continue reading

February 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Cost of Conformity

Conformity comes at the cost of development and collegiality.  via Michael Lawrence on Twitter

February 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Flipping Your Classroom: Giving Learners Agency

If you are not familiar with the term, a ‘flipped classroom’ is one in which the pupils have more autonomy and independence as learners. Whereas the common way to construct … Continue reading

February 13, 2023 · 1 Comment

Eight Things You Use Every Day But Never Knew Their Name | BBC Bitesize

What’s the proper name for your little toe? Or that bit on the end of your shoelace? Find enlightenment here: Eight things you use every day but never knew their … Continue reading

February 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Pace of Learning

February 9, 2023 · Leave a comment

3 Ways to Help Students Learn From Their Tests | Edutopia

Participating in a review exercise right after a test is an effective way for students to strengthen their metacognitive skills. Encourage students to do a brain dump right after a … Continue reading

February 8, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Importance of Why

February 7, 2023 · Leave a comment

Follow the Science!

Michael Lawrence has become a regular correspondent. His field of expertise is Finnish education and how it can be applied to other contexts, in his case in his native Australia. … Continue reading

February 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

Boss or Leader?

I have experienced wonderful and appalling leaders in my time in education and this infographic just about sums up the differences between the best and the worst. It might be … Continue reading

February 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Unites Us

(this quote is commonly mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela. See this Tweet and Reuters Fact-check for accurate attribution.)

February 2, 2023 · Leave a comment

Using Infographics to Build Media Literacy and Higher-Order Thinking Skills | Edutopia

Teaching infographic literacy involves asking students to flex their critical thinking skills – and their creative muscles. To guide teachers, Smith and Robertson suggest a new framework breaking down the … Continue reading

February 1, 2023 · Leave a comment