The Learning Renaissance

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: Space X launch

Footage from the latest Space X launch 19 Feb 2017…  

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Creativity in Learning

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s Called Reading…

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learners Coping with Pain Through Emotional Self-Regulation

I’m often decrying Neuroscience for failing to translate research into workable applications to improve learning. This feature from Michael McKnight gives us a slight insight into what could be a … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Online Courses for Creative, Technology, Business Skills | LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn has a useful compendium of learning design teaching and development resources to enable educators to keep up in course/learning design. You can access the full range of courses here: … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Age Restrictions on Social Media #SID2017

This chart gives the age restrictions on each of these social media channels:

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Long-Term Impact for Humans in Space

I’ve had the pleasure, through ISSET of working with Mark and Scott Kelly. Scott’s year in space enabled direct comparisons to be made between him and his brother Mark in … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning, Choice and Motivation

Although this article is written with people with Asperger’s in mind, I think the techniques here apply to everyone. I’d go further; we are currently training up our Labrador puppy, … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger’s Syndrome and the Sensory Funnel

This is a terrific schema for developing your students who have Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more about The Sensory Funnel here: Why you should never focus on teaching someone with Asperger’s social skills first … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Support World Autism Week!

In all my years of teaching I never received any specific training in Autism Awareness. That means that I was unable to support those students in my classes who had … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Fundamental Benefits of Enquiry-based Learning

January 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Asperger Freeze Loop

This article demonstrates the perspective of someone with Aspergers Syndrome: The Freeze Loop | Asperger Experts

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fundamental Digital Skills for Teachers… and the Tools to Develop Them

This simple infographic gives teachers insights into the digital skills they need to develop to be able to offer a 21st century learning experience for their students. Helpfully there are … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Insult For All Seasons…

We live in cantankerous times and the moral turpitude of our age leaves us short of effective insults. This can lead to the slovenly use of the usual profanities. Never … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Celtic Language Families

Following on from an earlier post about the relationships between the European family of languages, here is a comparison chart of particular words in all the different Celtic languages from … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neuroplasticity and Learning Effectiveness

I found this article by Robert Montenegro particularly clear in outlining how practical learning strategies can be gleaned from research on neuroplasticity, and includes the detailed infographic below: Introduction to Neuroplasticity and … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Purpose of the School System: Discuss

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Principles of effective networking

Originally posted on tenpencemore:
Networking is about face to face meetings as well as online activity through Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networking tools. Here are some basic tips for…

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Where Do Chemical Elements Come From?

A useful infographic illustrating the origins of the chemical elements. This should spark some great science-based enquiries…

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

STEM Project: Race for the Line

The Learning Partnership, Bloodhound SSC, BBC Micro:bit and Microsoft will be sharing a feature stand at BETT (25-28 January) this year, launching the Race for the Line model rocket car competition … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Promoting Kindness – an article by Rob Berman

  The world is too big to change… unless you do it one person at a time. This attitude underlies a range of approaches to helping people which are currently … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Building Sentences – A Structured Approach

Having students understand the impact of their words is fundamental to enabling them to become great communicators. By deconstructing the task you can rebuild powerful sentences that achieve their purpose. … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Depression Explained – A Primer for Teachers and Students

This animation gives some valuable insights into depression and recognising the symptoms. Via: What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It | Upworthy.com

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

2017 STEM Mission Discovery for school students launched by ISSET

Read more here: Mission Discovery 2017

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Needs-Based Learning, by John D’Souza

John D’Souza certainly seems to have struck a chord with his series of provocative articles on the potential of different approaches to learning: Needs-Based Learning

December 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Blended Learning Explained

This infographic explains what Blended Learning is, and gives pointers as to how it can be incorporated into the diet of school-based learners… Source: An Interesting Visual Featuring Blended Learning … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment