The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: Michael Jordan

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Self-Reflection and Personal Growth

There can be no growth without reflection and this should be the mantra for learners of all ages…

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Promoting Change in an Organisation

Elizabeth Dukes explores the psychological and organisational dimensions of change in an organisation. Too often leaders are so busy promoting change that they gloss over the psychological resistance in the teams … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some thoughtful career advice from Bill Gates…

Bill Gates gives advice to new graduates on the future of working and the sunrise industries… Congratulations! You’ve just accomplished something I never managed to do—earn a college degree. Between … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Politics of Entitlement Which Wastes Talent

I’ve had the experience of working with schools internationally which are fee paying and state supported. The common perception is that the ‘top’ schools provide an exceptional and high grade … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought for the Day: Martin Luther King Jnr.

A thought for our challenging times! “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Metacognition: Learning How to Learn, Revisited

As we enter examination season once again a number of parents have asked me about study skills techniques. Interesting how this always comes up as a graft on element at … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Importance of Precision in Writing

It would be mistaken to believe in this so-called ‘post truth’ age that precision and accuracy when writing had gone out of style. I found it really refreshing to read … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Metacognition and Promoting Autonomous Learning

Learning to learning is an effective definition of metacognition – it is the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what of the learning process. This article by Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien, … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Looming Crisis in the English Schools System

An equitable funding formula is critical to a well performing school system. Without it, money tends to be attracted to the large leafy suburban schools, purely on the basis of … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Skills for Employment in the 21st Century…

  Although I don’t take the utilitarian approach that schools are simply there to equip students for a life of work, there is some merit in looking at the demands … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Problem in Learning is You…

I once worked with a Head of Mathematics who frequently stormed into the staff room declaring his students to be thick. I remember one occasion when he said that he had explained … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 5 Stages of Innovation

This is a really simple and clear schematic of the stages of generating innovation. I would suggest it should be on the wall of every educational leader as the cultural … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Juggling and Lesson Disruption as Motivational Tools

The Educational Endowment Foundation recently published some research about the positive benefits of breaking up science lessons with an unrelated physical activity as an aid to improving learning retention. The … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

WomenEd: Connecting Existing + Aspiring Women Leaders in Global Education

A useful group for Women in Education. https://twitter.com/WomenEd

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Servant Leadership

A graphical introduction to the key questions in servant leadership from Emily Lyons…

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Digital Engagement for All

Mal Lee and Roger Broadie outline how to engage all learners with digital technology. The digital and the socially networked is not going to be the answer for all, and … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Great Cultural, Scientific and Heritage Collaborations for Learners

My Learning continues to plough the furrow with innovative programmes designed to engage the learner with practical and stimulating learning experiences. Read more about upcoming programmes here: www.mylearning.org British Science Week … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

WAIT – Self and Group Discipline in Meetings

We’ve all been in those interminable meetings which drift off agenda and have irrelevant contributions. This chart might be a way forward to use time more effectively… The full rticle … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Team

It is good to know, when resources are being pared back that there is still great work being done by local authority education teams in the UK. Here is one … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Phonics vs Reading – Professor Stephen Krashen

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Arts and Humanity

In contrast to my earlier post of distracted teenagers texting in an art gallery, this young lady gets it…

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

In a Constant State of Partial Attention

An unintended implication of the spread of handheld technologies is the diversion of attention from the real world to the screen. The photograph above nicely illustrates this electronic dependency which … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom | George Couros

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February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

An interview with the Finnish Education Minister explaining their guiding philosophy

  Finland is often held up as the most effective education system in the world. The cultural drivers of the system are as least as important as the structural aspects … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

An article to celebrate LGBTQI month: A Short History of Homophobic Bullying

In support of LGBT month, the founder of Inclusion for All, Shaun Dellenty has published this very moving and important article. I hope it plays a part in promoting difference … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The pace in space is hotting up: SpaceX launch

Footage from the latest Space X launch 19 Feb 2017…

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment