The Learning Renaissance

It’s Called Reading…

February 14, 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

So What Exactly Does a Teacher Do For Society?

A witty riposte from across the pond about what teachers do in schools and in society: “So what do you do, darlin’?”

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

BBC launches Red Nose Day Comedy Classroom with Blue Peter

Stars of comedy and film support search for best young comedy writer. Richard Curtis, Sir Lenny Henry, Miranda Hart, Sara Pascoe, and David Walliams give their backing to a new … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pedantry and Budget Cuts!

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

REMINDER! Comedy Classroom – Having a Write Laugh! | BBC

Comedy Classroom is a brand new comedy writing competition produced by BBC Learning in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and BBC Comedy. The competition calls upon teachers around the … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Testing! Testing! A Learner Perspective…

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Gordian Knot of Pedagogy…

How can you promote independence of thought and action if your methods are exclusively teacher directed and classroom based?

June 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Dog Ate My Homework!

The classic homework excuse brought up to date…

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Comedy Classroom – Having a Write Laugh! | BBC

Comedy Classroom is a brand new comedy writing competition produced by BBC Learning in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and BBC Comedy. The competition calls upon teachers around the … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Defrauding Young Learners Through an Educational Rationing System

This graphic used in a recent TEDx talk beautifully sums up purpose of the Learning Renaissance. Schools generally are constituted to deliver knowledge… and that is where they are underestimating … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s the Difference Between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0?

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Difference Between Knowledge and Experience (Lifehacker)

…knowledge alone is not useful unless we can make connections between what we know. Whether you use the terms ‘knowledge’ and ‘experience’ to explain the difference or not, the concept … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment