The Learning Renaissance

The Importance of Creativity in Learning

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

South African e-learning to reach excluded | BBC News

Digital learning is helping to meet the demand for better education in South Africa. Tablets, laptops and digital learning are increasingly being used to reach students with little or no … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Share the Love… The Kindness Game | Edutopia

Edutopia have created this bingo-style “Kindness Game” to encourage random acts of kindness in your classroom. Download a printable version to start spreading the love. ❤ Source: The Kindness Game … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learners Coping with Pain Through Emotional Self-Regulation

I’m often decrying Neuroscience for failing to translate research into workable applications to improve learning. This feature from Michael McKnight gives us a slight insight into what could be a … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Online Courses for Creative, Technology, Business Skills | LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn has a useful compendium of learning design teaching and development resources to enable educators to keep up in course/learning design. You can access the full range of courses here: … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Age Restrictions on Social Media #SID2017

This chart gives the age restrictions on each of these social media channels:

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Long-Term Impact for Humans in Space

I’ve had the pleasure, through ISSET of working with Mark and Scott Kelly. Scott’s year in space enabled direct comparisons to be made between him and his brother Mark in … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

What ‘Orwellian’ Really Means – Noah Tavlin | TED-Ed

If you’ve watched the news or followed politics, chances are you’ve heard the term Orwellian thrown around in one context or another. But have you ever stopped to think about … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Creativity?

Originally posted on ace-d:
Is creativity important, and specifically is it so in teaching and learning? My short answer,  “Yes”. I would argue that without creativity there is the danger…

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger’s Syndrome and the Sensory Funnel

This is a terrific schema for developing your students who have Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more about The Sensory Funnel here: Why you should never focus on teaching someone with Asperger’s social skills first … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Support World Autism Week!

In all my years of teaching I never received any specific training in Autism Awareness. That means that I was unable to support those students in my classes who had … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Schools cherry-picking pupils who apply mid-year, says report | BBC News

Vulnerable children can struggle to find a school place if they apply mid-year, with some schools “cherry-picking” pupils, according to the chief schools adjudicator for England. Some schools “unlawfully” interviewed … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Fundamental Benefits of Enquiry-based Learning

January 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fundamental Digital Skills for Teachers… and the Tools to Develop Them

This simple infographic gives teachers insights into the digital skills they need to develop to be able to offer a 21st century learning experience for their students. Helpfully there are … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Celtic Language Families

Following on from an earlier post about the relationships between the European family of languages, here is a comparison chart of particular words in all the different Celtic languages from … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neuroplasticity and Learning Effectiveness

I found this article by Robert Montenegro particularly clear in outlining how practical learning strategies can be gleaned from research on neuroplasticity, and includes the detailed infographic below: Introduction to Neuroplasticity and … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Where Do Chemical Elements Come From?

A useful infographic illustrating the origins of the chemical elements. This should spark some great science-based enquiries…

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Building Sentences – A Structured Approach

Having students understand the impact of their words is fundamental to enabling them to become great communicators. By deconstructing the task you can rebuild powerful sentences that achieve their purpose. … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Depression Explained – A Primer for Teachers and Students

This animation gives some valuable insights into depression and recognising the symptoms. Via: What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It | Upworthy.com

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

2017 STEM Mission Discovery for school students launched by ISSET

Read more here: Mission Discovery 2017

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blended Learning Explained

This infographic explains what Blended Learning is, and gives pointers as to how it can be incorporated into the diet of school-based learners… Source: An Interesting Visual Featuring Blended Learning … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Children of ‘just managing families left out by grammars’ | BBC News

Lack of access to grammar schools is not confined to the poorest children, those from “just managing” families are also left out, research suggests. “There is a strong indication that … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

As a Leader, How Should You Spend Your Days?

What does the day of the effective leader look like? It could look exceptionally crowded with busy work or filled with meetings which don’t reach conclusions. Certainly time management is … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Leadership Communication

Forming and maintaining great and motivated teams requires a caring set of relationships epitomised by questions like these. Asked regularly and sincerely, they form a growing bond of trust and … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Mechanics of Change Leadership in Schools

Promoting development in schools is fraught with challenges and leaders need to have a clear strategy to include all players and understand their perception of change. This infographic from Garry … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Genesis of the English Language

It is often stated, by even native speakers, that the English language is incredibly difficult to learn. That is hardly surprising given its complicated lineage. This series of maps outlines … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Shape of Things to Come… Augmented Reality and Learning

The problem with many leading-edge learning technologies is that the cost of adoption is so great only large corporations, the military or research programmes can afford them. However the last … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 2 Comments