The Learning Renaissance

Sensory Support in Your Classroom

I was initially sceptical, much to my shame, about the difference that sensory support could have in the classroom. The turning point for me was when a colleague suggested I … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Potential Signs of a Sensory Processing Disorder in Learners

This goes under the heading  of looking for patterns in behaviours…

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sensory Processing Disorder – A Primer

A useful infographic, shared by Daniel Sobel, on the significant subject of sensory processing disorder. It comes from a presentation by Dr Danielle Eadens at Northern Arizona University. What manifests itself … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Behavioural Intentions and Functions

All behaviours are trying to reach a defined objective. Some behavioural strategies are effective and some less so – but they are all defined by their end. I’ve had this … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walter Smith and Barry Smith on Affective Learning

We tend to think at a number of levels. We can be rational and evaluative, but at key junctures of our live we act intuitively. For example, when in danger … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Attention Please! Getting on Task

You may be surprised at what I am going to share with you today, but it has serious focus and purpose. It has been traditional to think of the teacher … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health

A simple infographic outlining how you can support your child’s positive mental health. The message here is that there is no substitute for time and conversation… thank you Liam Powell … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Education System: Crusher of Childhood Genius!

What many of us have suspected about the standardised, managerial industrial model of education has been confirmed by a longitudinal NASA study on creativity in children. Effectively the demand for … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

No Shouting!

Shouting at children, as with the argument with corporal punishment, always makes my hackles rise. The only time I’ve shouted in my teaching career has been to get the attention … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Interface between Leadership and Management

March 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Future Teaching Requirements

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Finnish Education Flourishes…

Just in, how to create the best and most successful education system on the planet!  Not forgetting that it is all about culture… Finnish Education – the Secret Sauce by Pirjo Suonen … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Worrying

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why Personalisation is the Future

This is a really useful infographic showing how personalisation compares to other forms of pedagogical approach. Personalisation is not about pedagogy, with the teacher controlling the pace and agenda for … Continue reading

March 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Creative Problem-Solving Techniques: Reversal

Developing creative approaches to problem-solving is clearly a key area for learning development. Here, a technique used in engineering is explained in a short presentation. Dr David Hall explains the … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: Character

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Arts in Our Futures | TheConversation.com

Despite the utilitarian march of governments towards an emphasis on STEM subjects as being the antidote to current Labour Market shortages, the Arts are a critical element in the creativity … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Kindness

March 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Everyone needs to be in Mrs Zuczek’s classroom…

Thanks to Daniel Sobel for this… We all need to be in Mrs Zuczek’s Classroom for two reasons: As teachers it is what we live and espouse – with no … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Play and Anxiety

Peter Gray outlines an interesting correlation in the lives of children… The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Disorders | Dr Peter Gray | TedX Dr. Peter Gray is … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Equality for all learners… a little lateral thinking

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Timeless Wisdom of Sitting in Rows | teacherhead

Thanks to Ian Yorston for bringing this article to my attention… Some of the strangest debates or memes about education that pop up now and then are about the idea … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What’s Important?

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why a content-based curriculum won’t support 21st century learners

Information is growing exponentially so the idea that to be considered educated is to have accessed an increasingly small, irrelevant and outdated set of information is perhaps the greatest error … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Global Learning Goals

When you consider education at a global level, certain things become clear – this is a telescopic, rather than a microscopic view of learning internationally: Global Learning Goals. Their new report … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Getting a Gog!

The simplest way to keep abreast of the key “gogs” in education…

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Neo Liberalism: the idea that is blighting our futures

An interesting article from the Guardian which explores the impact of neoliberalism on our lives… The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment
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