The Learning Renaissance

13 FREE Challenge Illustrations | Deeezy

13 FREE Challenge Illustrations by Rini Astiyah on Deeezy. Download them here: 13 FREE Challenge Illustrations | Deeezy

March 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Why Studying Is So Hard, and What Teachers Can Do to Help | Edutopia

Beginning in the upper elementary grades, research-backed study skills should be woven into the curriculum, argues psychology professor Daniel Willingham in a new book. As a professor, my students were … Continue reading

March 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

Toxic Behaviour and the Antidote, via Mike Lucas

Teachers, coaches, cooks, custodians, educational assistants, tech staff, drivers, admin, office personnel, hallway monitors…..EVERYONE can be a leader. It’s more important now than ever…… — Mike Lucas (@Lucas4westside) March … Continue reading

March 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

What is ChatGPT and why does it matter? Here’s everything you need to know | ZDNET

This AI chatbot’s advanced conversational capabilities have created quite the buzz. Here’s what you need to know: What is ChatGPT and why does it matter? Here’s everything you need to … Continue reading

March 1, 2023 · Leave a comment

Ikigai… A Reason for Being

February 24, 2023 · Leave a comment

Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics | Common Sense Education

Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics is a list of 15 apps, games, and websites curated by the Common Sense Education editors. Find it here: Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps … Continue reading

February 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Boss or Leader?

I have experienced wonderful and appalling leaders in my time in education and this infographic just about sums up the differences between the best and the worst. It might be … Continue reading

February 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

Towards a Holistic View of 21st Century Learning

I suppose the Venn diagram illustrated above represents Nirvana for teachers and wider educators looking to develop a paradigm, and practical implementation strategy for 21st-century learners. Unfortunately, with the exception … Continue reading

January 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

What Did You Learn at School Today? Was it Useful or Relevant?

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January 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

Why Finland?

I am certainly not alone in my veneration of Finnish teachers. I was going to say the Finnish Education System there, but that is not the full picture. It is … Continue reading

January 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Antidote to Managerialism and KPIs

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January 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Sketchnotes and Concept Maps Can Increase Comprehension | Edutopia

Organizational drawings – concept maps and sketchnotes, for example – help students see gaps in their learning while boosting comprehension by fourfold. By visually mapping their knowledge, organizational sketches help … Continue reading

January 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School finds a Global Audience…

I must admit that when Julia and Di at Critical Publishing suggested the title of  ‘Future Proof Your School‘ for my book of strategies and approaches to encourage school improvement … Continue reading

January 16, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Power of Writing and Creative Expression

Thanks to Stephen Bartlett for sharing this infographic from @milanicreative.  I smiled when I saw it, as it reminded me of a point I always used to make when supporting … Continue reading

January 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

You’re Dead To Me – The Victorian Christmas | BBC Sounds

Why do we celebrate Christmas with cards, crackers and a tree? Join us as we travel back and explore the weird and wonderful history of the Victorian Christmas. Just who … Continue reading

December 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2022 | Edutopia

Edutopia have pored over hundreds of educational studies and pulled out the most impactful… from a new study on the sneaky power of sketchnotes, to research that linked relationships and … Continue reading

December 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Teaching Children About Personal Accountability |

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December 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

How We Learn and Why Classrooms of 30 Pupils Make it Difficult

I am indebted to and Charles Jennings for this helpful infographic. Nothing controversial here you may think, but then consider the standard organisation of learning in schools: classes of … Continue reading

December 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussions | Edutopia

Whether your class discussions are online or off, hand signals enable students to engage in multiple ways. Because hand signals allow students to engage both verbally and nonverbally, conversations that … Continue reading

December 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

What To Do When Students Won’t STOP Talking | Thom Gibson

December 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Big Idea: Do We All Experience the World in the Same Way? | The Guardian

Every human brain is different – it’s time to embrace the diversity of our experiences. …since we all have different brains, making slightly different best guesses, we will all have … Continue reading

November 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Cultivating Emotion Regulation and Mental Health | Scientific American

Susanne Schweizer is a neuroscientist investigating the development of emotional regulatory processes and their role in mental health across the lifespan. We found that the impact of emotional information on … Continue reading

November 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Educational Calendar Topical Collections | BBC Teach

Explore topical collections of BBC Teach content to mark significant events in the educational calendar. Each collection includes teaching resources for both primary and secondary classrooms. Find them here: Educational … Continue reading

October 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips in 10 Minutes | Thom Gibson

October 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

English For Adults | BBC Teach

Free videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve their English language reading, writing, spelling and grammar. Source: English For Adults | BBC Teach

October 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Big Idea: Should We Drop the Distinction Between Mental and Physical Health? | The Guardian

We live in a falsely divided world, which draws too hard a line – or makes a false distinction – between physical and mental health. The line is not now … Continue reading

October 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

The woman whose paintings changed science forever | BBC Ideas

The incredible story of the 17th Century artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian, told using animation based on her own illustrations. Watch the “The woman whose paintings changed science forever … Continue reading

October 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Why it’s so hard to escape short-term thinking | Big Think

Short-term thinking is both rooted in our most primal instincts and encouraged by runaway technological development. How can we fight it? The rapid pace of technological development, particularly when untethered … Continue reading

October 3, 2022 · Leave a comment