The Learning Renaissance

Inclusion in Your School – The Key Questions

A simple and helpful list with which to audit your provisions to see if you really are being inclusive in your culture and practice. For more Inclusion resources and insight: www.theinclusiveclass.com … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Stresses on Modern Teenagers in the West

An interesting discussion piece on the stresses on modern teenagers. I have qualified the piece with the modifier “in the west” as I don’t think we can assume that the … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Baggage or Benefits Your Students Bring to Class

Source: Early Childhood Experiences | nBalanc.com

July 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Neural State and Student Emotional Behaviour

I remember wading into quite a serious fight at school and having to separate the antagonists and make a quick assessment of their emotional states so as to decide who … Continue reading

July 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Self Control

This is a useful infographic via Daniel Sobel which helps to explain things within and beyond the control of the individual. I would suggest a copy appears in every classroom… … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

TV and Video in the Classroom: The Distance Travelled

It is many years ago that I had my first brush with television technology in the classroom. I was in the last year in primary school and at 10.45 in … Continue reading

July 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pinning Down a Definition of Emotional Resilience

Education seems agreed that we need more emotional resilience as it is a good thing but, you can’t develop it until you define it. Via Daniel Sobel. Download the pdf … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mindset: The Key to Culture and Emotional Well-being in Schools

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Managing Emotions: Key Questions to Ask

A useful infographic from The Gottman Institute explores how to develop emotional resilience and awareness as a student and a teacher.

June 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Behaviour: What’s Below the Surface

I’ve always believed that what constitutes poor student behaviour has reasons. If you can understand the reasons which bring on the behaviour, you might have as chance of modifying it. … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

Emotional First Aid for Teachers and Students!

The best teachers will be remembered not for the content of their lessons, but for the care and support they showed their students. This outlines a systematic way to support … Continue reading

June 25, 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

Data Management and Purposes

The fact that we can accumulate data, does not give it some spurious meaning or validation. The management of data in schools should be about yielding insights into how to … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Look at the graphic and then cross reference it to the leaders you have known…

June 15, 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

Teacher Stress-Buster

As the old Polish saying goes… “Not my circus, not my monkeys!” This useful template gives you a format to prevent your own burn out by making you focus on … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Transactional Analysis in Language, Gesture and Expression

I was very taken when I was first introduced to Transactional Analysis at University. That and Erving Goffman’s Presentation of Self in Everyday Life were probably the two summit points … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Measuring Friendship

Students attempt to quantify friendship and the qualities related to it: Not sure about the “special handshakes” though!

June 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Adolescent Brain

A great video from Thomas Armstrong about the developmental processes going on in the adolescent brain…      

May 25, 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

Being a Parent With a Child With Special Educational Needs

Having grown up with an elder brother with special educational needs, though in his time in school it was known as “mentally handicapped”, I can empathise with this infographic and … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Positive Mental Health

It seems we are often too busy to devote the time and commitment to fostering strong resilience in our children…

May 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Metacognition in Context: How Learners Put Themselves in the Learning

Two students do not approach the same problem from the same direction. Their approach is determined by their metacognitive sense of identity as a learner. To be effective their learning … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dysgraphia: An Insight

Many years ago a friend and colleague, David Close, gave a stunning presentation on dysgraphia which centred on a group of students who many staff undervalued, and a large box … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Learning 2020 for our Spanish speaking friends…

source: https://www.fulp.es/noticias/diez_habilidades_que_necesitaras_en_tu

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together | Open Culture

Ask anyone who’s pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they’ll almost certainly have a story. Source: How the … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment
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