The Learning Renaissance

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students | Edutopia

Punitive discipline can be harmful and unfair—restorative practices offer hopeful solutions. Did you know that a significant percentage of the achievement gap between students of color and white students is … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Helping Students With ADHD Concentrate

If you have had students with ADHD in your class, you will appreciate the difficulties in getting them to focus and apply themselves to a task in hand. For some … Continue reading

August 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Personalised Learning: It Isn’t All About Technology

Many have trumpeted the evolution of learning technologies as if they, and they alone will enable the development of personalised learning. That is a very restricted view of personalised learning … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Value of a Teacher Mentor

Edutopia published this great guide to mentoring in the teaching profession – it should be the first thing discussed when a new teacher is appointed… Find that person who challenges, … Continue reading

August 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Too hot? In 1858 a heatwave turned London into a stinking sewer

Suffering in the hot weather? Spare a thought then for the population of London back in 1858, a year of sky-high temperatures and the Great Stink. That year, the London … Continue reading

August 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Link Between Genius and Critical Thinking

MACAT critical thinking shows how leading thinkers used critical thinking in their thought processes… We know them as geniuses, eccentrics, independent spirits, or even rebels. But what they all have … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reading to and with your children

I once asked on LinkedIn which three pieces of advice teachers would give to parents to apply at home to help their child to learn effectively. When I had sifted … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently, According to Science

There’s a perception that books are good, while TV is bad. Spend a day curled up with a book and you’re an intellectual, but spend a day watching your favorite … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

The marketisation of English schools: students paying the cost of the market

An article from the Guardian on the negative effects bringing schools into a market place for education implemented by the Tory Government. Students are jettisoned in the middle of their … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Case for Finger Counting | Edutopia

A study published in Frontiers in Education suggests that this may be a mistake because finger counting seems to boost math learning when paired with number games. Read the full … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

25 Attention-Getters to Calm A Noisy Classroom | Education to the Core

As teachers, we know the value of having good attention getters to quiet noisy classrooms. I have always wanted a comprehensive list of all of the best attention getters in … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite our good intentions, these statements teach children … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fake news harms children’s self-esteem and trust, say MPs | BBC News

Children with poor literacy skills struggle most to tell which stories are false, says a report. A few weeks ago, Chloe, 13, shared a hoax story about the alleged death of … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women Who Watched ‘The X-Files’ Pursued More Careers in STEM | www.fastcompany.com

The phenomenon has been known as “The Scully Effect”–named after Gillian Anderson’s character Dana Scully – and the Geena Davis Institute proved it’s real. Women who watched The X-Files regularly … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head | BBC News

Sean Macnamara was put on “the oblong table” for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being “an oblong” meant – … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Picture of Language: The Fading Art of Diagramming Sentences | NPR

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor. When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Hattie & His Top 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies | Australian Society for Evidence Based Teaching

John Hattie’s review of research revealed some teachers have far more impact on students’ learning than others. Discover why here: John Hattie & His Top 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Crafting Feedback That Leads to Learning

I remember, when on teaching practise, hearing horror stories of student teachers having to submit a planning book and a set of marked books every week to a mentor for … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why I miss teaching | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
“It’s better than sliced bread” was my reply in September 1977 when my dad asked me about my first teaching job. I was at the ‘chalk…

May 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gesundheit! The Surprising Case of Emotional Contagion | Six Seconds

Humans are highly sensitive to emotional signals in the environment. People tend to catch others’ emotions – an effect known as emotional contagion. And to be able to navigate this … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Supporting Students With Chronic Trauma | Edutopia

An American investigation into how to de-escalate negative behaviour patterns in young people. Sadly too many colleagues are having to address this issue which is affecting too many students! De-escalation … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

London ranked top city for students | BBC News

London has been ranked as the best city in the world for university students. The top 30 rankings for student cities, produced by the QS higher education data analysts, has … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Hierarchy of Disagreement – The Best and Worst Argument Techniques | Big Think

A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times. Read it here: The Hierarchy of Disagreement … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Can you really revise while chatting online? | BBC Education

Can you really revise for exams at the same time as conducting multiple simultaneous conversations on social media? It’s peak season for revision for exams in schools and universities, and … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Creating High Performance Teams

High performance teams can only perform consistently in a culture that allows collaboration, risk taking and critical thinking to thrive. Daniel Goleman gives some insights in how to construct and … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Learning to speak Shakespeare like the actors do | BBC News

Between them Stacey, 14, and Maleeha, 13, speak six languages – now they both speak Shakespeare as well. That’s just as well, as the work of the 16th Century dramatist … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Education Directions in Finland: School Design – Function and Form

Someone recently posted a link to this school design on LinkedIn and wondered when a British School would follow suit. The question was a silly one because a school does … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · Leave a comment
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