The Learning Renaissance

Blended Learning: Some Considerations

How do we take advantage of educational technology in learning? This infographic gives some consideration to the parameters that need to be addressed. In many classrooms, the rather unsubtle reality … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Re-setting learning, some thoughts on redesigning a curriculum for all learners in the 21st century…

I am currently writing a book on remodelling education and I’m putting together a chapter on how you would re-build learning from a blank page. Current educational models tend to … Continue reading

June 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Dimensions of School Leadership

Thank To Andrew Howard for sharing this infographic regarding the dimensions of leadership required from a modern school leader. It rings true with my experience. In my new book Future … Continue reading

June 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Traits of Effective Teachers

Thank you to Ross Morrison McGill for sharing this… Demming reconstituted, and why not, teachers are managers of learning, of inspiration and themselves!

June 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Re-Examining Success

Artwork for the second of my books for Critical Publishing now complete… now just have to complete the writing!

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Limitations of Standardised Tests

This is why our examination systems are so flawed. They only present a one dimensional view of the student with only memory recall and the ability to sit examinations tested. … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Active Listening

May 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

BBC Bitesize Exam Survivors | BBC Radio

Worried about exams? Dr Radha and regular guest Dr Alex George have you covered in this podcast from the BBC! Listen online here, or on the BBC Sounds App: BBC … Continue reading

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Coaching vs Training

I think that Continuous Professional Development for teachers is in as much of a state of malaise as the teacher in the classroom. The root cause in both circumstances is … Continue reading

May 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Explaining ADHD to Teachers | ADDitude

For teachers with a poor grasp of ADHD, they tend to deal with the outward behavioural manifestations as ‘behavioural issues’ without understanding, or coming to grips with, the underlying triggers … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate ADHD Toolkit for Parents and Teachers | ADDitude

This Executive Function Worksheet provides a simple outline of the primary executive functions and the learning issues associated with performing, or failing to perform them effectively. This is offered as … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

School break times ‘cut short to cram in more lessons’ | BBC News

School break times have been getting shorter over the past two decades, as teachers try to pack more lessons into the day, a long-term study suggests. Infants in England had … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Model For School Leadership

Whether you are running a group of schools or have just taken on your first middle leadership role, the job is basically the same. David Pendleton (2012) in his Primary Colours model … Continue reading

May 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

25 Recycling Activities for the Classroom | WeAreTeachers

Help your students take recycling to a whole new level in your classroom with these inspiration ideas and projects. See the full list here: 25 Recycling Activities for the Classroom … Continue reading

May 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to Build an Effective School Improvement Specification

I’m often surprised by how senior leadership teams in schools begin a new project directly at the implementation phase. Bang! No prior consultations, no marshalling of internal resources to put … Continue reading

May 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Masking Behaviours

Thanks to our friends at GoZen! for this timely insight into behaviours and what might be underlying them: 8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else | GoZen!

May 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Social Justice in Your School: Aim For Liberation

Where is the focus on social justice in your school? This question goes beyond the issue of Equal Opportunities as it addresses the cultural drivers of your school – the … Continue reading

April 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

40 Ways to Stay Creative | Layerform.com

Thank you to Layerform.com who seem to have nailed this topic for us. It works equally well for adults and young people. Source: 40 Ways to Stay Creative | Layerform Design … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pupils shut in isolation rooms for hours, teachers say | BBC News

Children are being held in isolation rooms for as long as six hours a day for minor infringements of behaviour policies, a teachers’ conference heard. National Education Union delegates described … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

Time Management Choices

We sometimes constrain the effectiveness of our action by adopting particular strategies for managing our workload. If we fail to work systematically we are exacerbating our stress levels and reducing … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Qualities of Leadership

I’ve often been amazed at how ineffective leaders become when they are consciously trying to lead. They become preoccupied with the look, rather than the substance of things, about their … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Worsening child poverty harms learning, say teachers | BBC News

Poverty is harming children’s capacity to learn and it’s getting worse, suggests a survey of teachers. Pupils who go to school hungry from cramped, noisy homes where they can’t sleep … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Current CPD Pathways in UK Schools

This useful overview of current CPD pathways comes from Quintin Kynaston. One important element not touched on here is the format of the CPD in terms of it being an … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ofsted inspection grades challenged | BBC News

Parents should have more reliable measures than Ofsted grades to compare schools in England, says a report from a new education think tank. The EDSK report challenges the accuracy of … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Exercise and Well-Being (3) | BelievePHQ

Guidance for good mental health for teachers from Believe PHQ.

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Exercise and Well-Being (1) | BelievePHQ

Thanks to Jon Tait for sharing this infographic from @BelievePHQ, which is as appropriate to staff as students.

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment
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