The Learning Renaissance

Designing Learning Units

Perhaps the Covid-19 crisis has had you devoting more time to lesson and unit design recently. If you are unlucky, you will have concentrated purely on knowledge transmission which tends … Continue reading

June 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning and Schools post Covid-19 Paper for Global Citizenship Foundation

I recently had an invitation to contribute to a webinar organised by the Global Citizenship Foundation on the subject of the shape of education post-Covid-19. Here is the paper generated: … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Mental Health in the Pandemic

  Stay safe, stay well and keep in contact with your friends to give each other mutual support. We will get through this, and together is the best way.

June 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Global Citizenship Foundation

I was very pleased to have been invited to join the panel on Education Beyond Covid-19 organised by the Global Citizenship Foundation. It was quite difficult maintaining a train of … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Moving the Focus from Teaching to Learning…

Having taken part in a webinar this past weekend about education post-Covid19, I was pleased to see one of the themes of the conference, pupil agency and autonomy reflected in … Continue reading

June 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

Beyond Covid 19: Education in the Time of Corona, June 6th 2020

I’m honoured to be part of this panel of distinguished educators on the Online Educational Leadership Forum for a discussion about education beyond the virus. The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Online Panel Discussion on Learning post-Covid-19, June 6 2020

When several events at which I have been due to speak this year have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was particularly pleasing to receive an invitation to … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Nordic Schools and the Nordic Teaching Model

I was delighted to have been invited to join the Nordic Schools network. I’ve leaned heavily on the Scandinavian experience of educational development. I think their experiences are instructive because … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Educationalists seem to be recognising that the current education system is untenable…

It will be interesting to see if the disruptive influence of the Coronavirus internationally will have a decisive influence in changing the direction and methodology of learning, or whether it … Continue reading

May 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

My article for Teaching Times on Building Professional Development Capacity published

My article on Building professional development capacity has recently been published in Teaching Times. What a tremendous repository of innovative thinking and ideas Teaching Times is. I can thoroughly recommend … Continue reading

May 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

To all our Muslim readers…

May 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Collaborations: The Way Forward in School Improvement

I was very taken with this graphic when I saw it on a post of one of my LinkedIn colleagues. It seemed to perfectly sum up my conception of a … Continue reading

May 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Teachers vilified as UK government tries to force opening of schools without adequate protection for pupils and staff…

From heroes to villains in a few days… like other public sector and key workers, teachers have been lauded for keeping schools open to a limited extent to care for … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Virus: Planning for a Better Learning Future in Your School

Now that we are well into the delivery of learning during the virus, it might be the opportune time to be thinking about and planning for the ‘new normal’ for … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Essence of Reflective Practice…

The disruption caused by Coronavirus to the normal pattern of schooling may have many implications when schools return to something approaching a new normal. There will undoubtedly be many potential … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

FAO: Headteachers/Principals: Call for informal research partner schools from secondary schools in the UK and internationally to evaluate the impact of Coronavirus on learning development in your school

I’m looking to do some research to explore the transformative impact of the Coronavirus on learning in secondary schools… or not. It forms the next element to my books on … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Making Learning Concrete: Realising Numbers in Mathematics with Scandinavians!

I don’t tend to subscribe to the ‘what goes around comes around!’ school of thought as it often represents lazy thinking. Things which might appear similar change over time or … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Covid 19 crisis has exposed some salutary lessons about what schools are, and could be about…

Michael Gove, as Education Secretary, having as much impact and engagement in a primary school as he did with any group of free-thinking individuals. This was the man who was … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Training teachers to shine on Parent Evenings

Are your teachers trained to build positive relationships with parents at parent evenings? I’ve always been amazed that teachers are so poor at managing relationships on parents evening. For me … Continue reading

April 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

The latest Space Talking with an Astronaut. Tonight Steve Swanson, ISS Commander!

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut With Space Station Commander Steve Swanson Today at 7pm BST/2pm EDT Every Thursday an astronaut will give a LIVE presentation and Q&A. The … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Are there educational development opportunities for your school?

I earnestly hope that this unprecedented interruption to education caused by the Coronavirus will give teachers space for some creative thinking and that teachers will return to school ready to … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Salient Question About the Curriculum in Lockdown…

I wonder if the experience of lockdown will lead to a re-evaluation of the curriculum and the hierarchy of subjects that has developed? This could lead to a major re-evaluation … Continue reading

April 13, 2020 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: One World

It may have taken Covid-19 to make us realise that we are one world, all co-dependent and related. If the incentive is great enough, and the dangers visible enough, we … Continue reading

April 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

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