The Learning Renaissance

Permission Slips for Teachers and Students

I was very taken by this sheet by northstarpaths.com, recently shared by Finnish educator Pirjo Suhonen. I suggest we print and distribute to classes and the staff room, particularly the slip … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Makes a Great Leader

January 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Engaging with E-learning

Too often in education, Information Technology has been sold on its features. These may be very enticing all-singing, all dancing Technicolor elements, but at no point does it demonstrate achievable … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Strategic Thinking

January 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sabotaging Your Own Classroom!

These are all pretty effective ways to undermine your work in the classroom… usually it takes years to appreciate this. Middle school veteran Jennifer Gonzalez identifies 10 ineffective habits new … Continue reading

January 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finland: Culture, Trust and Education

Among the most significant features of Finnish education is not found in the classroom, or even in the school, but in the role of education at the heart of the … Continue reading

January 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Leadership

January 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The January Fresh Start

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

The passing of an old mentor… Sheila Ginn

So sad to hear that my old Head of Department in my first teaching job at Swavesey Village College has died. Sheila Ginn was a legend. The informal interview I … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Open Invitation from the Learning Renaissance to Join Our International Reflective Learning Community Resource

If you represent a school or other learning establishment, you are very welcome to include a link to the Learning Renaissance on your online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) library. There … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

INSET Days and How Not to do them!

The start of a new term means there is likely to be an INSET day in the offing… Ross Morrison McGill wrote this article that got me thinking about the … Continue reading

January 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Steering culture, driving school improvement, developing excellence

My new school improvement book: analysis, commentary, notes from my case files, triangulation points to relate to your own circumstances and templates for improvement campaigns… endorsed by education leaders in … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

New Year Resolutions…what to bin to give yourself more creative space

We all start the New Year with strong resolutions in mind. We often find that they don’t last the first week back at school! Ross Morrison McGill of Teacher Toolkit … Continue reading

January 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Education for Enlightenment

This is the guiding philosophy behind the mission of the RSA. It pretty much sums up the mission of the Learning Renaissance as well.

January 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for health and happiness in 2019 from the Learning Renaissance Team!  

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Happy Christmas to all our readers across the world! Peace, Justice and Good Health to All

We really appreciate our growing family of readers internationally.  We are very happy that so many educators find our resource of use in their professional lives. Please spread the word … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Bloom’s Taxonomy work for your student’s learning

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Recharging the Batteries

A little image from my home town to help you recharge the batteries over the holiday period. I always found that, growing up on the coast, you always had views … Continue reading

December 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Scaffolding Discussion: Socratic Method

If ever there was a time when students need to know how to conduct a discussion in a rational evidence based way then it is now. Web 2.0 has allowed … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Time to change OFSTED from quality control to quality assurance

OFSTED has never been fit for purpose because it is based on a premise of quality control which makes the inspection system one that is imposed, rather than a partnership … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Inclusion means Inclusion

In the UK there have been a whole range of strategies employed to ensure that learners with perceived learning disabilities receive their education. Roughly speaking they have, over time comprised … Continue reading

December 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

Helping Students Develop Executive Function Skills | Edutopia

This is a well-informed article outlining how to develop higher order thinking skills, either to recover a deficit or to have students thinking on a higher plane. Simple classroom strategies can … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Steering Culture, Driving School Improvement and Developing Excellence

I’ve been working with Critical Publishing in putting together a series of books on education leadership and learning. The books focus on change management at the level of culture. and … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment
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