The Learning Renaissance

Reversal: A New Thinking Tool for Problem-Solving and Designing Solutions

I’m always keen to promote new techniques in thinking skills, so this presentation put up by David Hall, Founder of the Ideas Centre, really rang my bell as a useful … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Purpose of Learning by Jeannie Fulbright

Jeannie Fulbright knew a thing or two about learning.

March 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning Arches – a structured way to design online learning content quickly and consistently

This is a significant article for educators trying to quickly develop significant amounts of online learning to keep students supported with quality resources… click the link on the name to … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Society That Gives Up on Reading Gives Up on Culture and Decent Values

This from The Guardian regarding the 800 libraries that have closed in the UK since 2010 when the Tory government came to power… An annual survey shows sharp cuts to … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Reading in a time of crisis…

Amidst a week of global uncertainty, one positive note for me … both my education based books are in the best sellers list: Future Proof Your School on Amazon, particularly … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus and Your Children

Perhaps the nearest parallels to the fear engendered by the Coronavirus I experienced as a child where the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Aberfan Tragedy. I was very young on … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Teachers and Existential Problem Solving

Teachers all over the world will be tackling and solving the problem of how education can continue during the Coronavirus pandemic… Source: Ken Buck on LinkedIn

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Prompting Improvements

Sound advice for young people… concentrate on the HOW and not the WHAT of learning.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

New Learning Paradigms from Charles Sosnik

An interesting article from Charles Sosnik from California, who demonstrates the way forward for learning seems to be coalescing internationally in independent learning. Learning is becoming consumerized. There is actually … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Happiness, Inner Peace, Health and Kindness

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

School-based teacher-led educational research: how to get started

I’ve often been surprised at how reluctant senior leaders are in schools to engage in a little academic research to improve the provision in their schools and address the ‘in-house’ … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

International Learning Collaborations: What Can Be Achieved?

I’m generally a little sceptical of the potential of information and educational technologies to bring about decisive improvements in learning. My position has been forged over many years working with … Continue reading

March 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Neuroscience Game-Changer: Connectivity Issues and Learning Difficulties

  I’ve spoken before about the disconnect between neuroscience research, with its complexity and nuance, and practical guidance for educators. A new report on the source of learning difficulties has … Continue reading

March 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Booker T Washington on Humanity

March 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Questions, Questions, Questions… Why Schools Are Killing Creativity

This is a very reflective piece from Wendy Berliner, brought to my attention by Charlotte Davies, which recalls some research from 2007 about children asking questions. The intensity with which … Continue reading

March 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

Happy International Woman’s Day!

March 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Recognising the Obvious in Reading!

When the curriculum is one dominated by knowledge transmission, an inordinate stress is placed on the literacy levels generally and the reading level in particular of pupils. This is so … Continue reading

March 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Importance of System Thinking Skills for Learners of All Ages

BOLD is becoming one of my favourite online sources for leading-edge articles on the future of learning. The themes developed there are very much in line with the philosophy of … Continue reading

March 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Perils of a Privatised Education System in England

Accountability and impropriety… it sounds like a Victorian novel. I’ve spoken before of the accountability issues of handing over vast swathes of the national educational estate to private Academy chains. … Continue reading

February 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Finnish Education Explained by Pirjo Suhonen

Our friend, Pirjo Suhonen, outlines the key features of Finnish education which make it both distinctive and effective:  

February 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

How Nature Supports Children’s Learning

Perhaps the disconnect between nature and young people has revealed something that we all intrinsically know: that young people learn and thrive in nature. According to a world-first review by … Continue reading

February 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

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