The Learning Renaissance

Permission Slips for Teachers and Students

I was very taken by this sheet by northstarpaths.com, recently shared by Finnish educator Pirjo Suhonen. I suggest we print and distribute to classes and the staff room, particularly the slip … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sabotaging Your Own Classroom!

These are all pretty effective ways to undermine your work in the classroom… usually it takes years to appreciate this. Middle school veteran Jennifer Gonzalez identifies 10 ineffective habits new … Continue reading

January 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Open Invitation from the Learning Renaissance to Join Our International Reflective Learning Community Resource

If you represent a school or other learning establishment, you are very welcome to include a link to the Learning Renaissance on your online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) library. There … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Steering culture, driving school improvement, developing excellence

My new school improvement book: analysis, commentary, notes from my case files, triangulation points to relate to your own circumstances and templates for improvement campaigns… endorsed by education leaders in … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Making Bloom’s Taxonomy work for your student’s learning

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Time to change OFSTED from quality control to quality assurance

OFSTED has never been fit for purpose because it is based on a premise of quality control which makes the inspection system one that is imposed, rather than a partnership … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Inclusion means Inclusion

In the UK there have been a whole range of strategies employed to ensure that learners with perceived learning disabilities receive their education. Roughly speaking they have, over time comprised … Continue reading

December 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

Future Proof Your School: Steering Culture, Driving School Improvement and Developing Excellence

I’ve been working with Critical Publishing in putting together a series of books on education leadership and learning. The books focus on change management at the level of culture. and … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Presenting Anxiety

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November 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Life Lessons | Seven life-changing tips from the new generation | BBC Radio 4

Young guests from the Life Lessons podcast offer their wisdom. Source: Life Lessons | Seven life-changing tips from the new generation | BBC Radio 4

November 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Asking Meaningful Questions of Your Child…

As parents we have all asked the inevitable “How was Your Day?” questions to gain some insight into how our children have been in school.  Perhaps it is the GIGO … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Child Mental Health: A Crisis in the Making

I’m currently researching a book on preparing students for examinations. In discussions with my publisher, the review committee had suggested that I place more emphasis on student mental health and … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Behaviour Triggers for Children with Autism

Any educational professional who deals regularly with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders will recognise these triggers to emotional reactions. Thank you to Daniel Sobel for sharing this…   Source: www.doodle.ac

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Interesting Graphic of the Wealth of Nations Begging Many Questions…

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Giving Learners Responsibility in Class

I like this idea, which is an extension of what goes on informally in most classrooms. I would want the roles to be rotated, with each role holder briefing the … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic | YouTube

October 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Building Future Learning Models

Thanks to Innovative Global Education for this template to help develop new and challenging templates for learning units. When teachers work together to develop new modules, and even better, collaborate … Continue reading

October 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Collaboration: The Future of Learning

The future of learning will be less about information transmission from teacher to student (pedagogy) and more about the student determining the how, the where and the when of learning … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Solutions to the CPD Issue

The problem with Continuous Professional Development is often that it is not continuous, isn’t professional and doesn’t address valid developmental issues. This prompt sheet gives some ideas as to how … Continue reading

October 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: Signs and Symptoms

This useful infographic created by Terran Smith was shared by Daniel Sobel and illustrates the impact of domestic violence on children in terms of signs and symptoms they might display. … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dealing with Trauma

At some point in your teaching career you will be confronted by a student or colleague coming to terms with a traumatic incident in their life. Sympathy and empathy will … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Supporting Children with Traumatic Grief

I remember well being told when I was in primary school that a close friend and classmate had lost his mother at the weekend. I’ve also had to deal with … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say | NPR

Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you’re … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fake News and the Assault on Rational Thought

I have to thank my Indian friend and colleague, Arunabh Singh of Nehru World Schools, who shared clear outline of how to use your critical faculties to spot the news … Continue reading

September 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pobble!

I came across a new website which looks to turbocharge the teaching of English. I liked what I found and thought you might find it useful too. Pobble supports your teaching. … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment
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