The Learning Renaissance

Are the Kids Alright? | Renegade Inc

A very illuminating debate of the current state of learning and education. Although it is UK-focussed, it will resonate with educators around the world.  Renegade is a new organisation to … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Theory of Knowledge: January 2018 Newsletter

Many of this month’s stories share a similar theme – that of how our interaction with the virtual world (either spending time hooked up to the Internet, or using algorithms, … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Collaborative problem-solving and why it matters for learning | IOE London Blog

The results of the 2015 PISA collaborative problem solving assessments were  published last November. In Andreas Schleicher’s editorial, he confirmed that solving problems with others (collaborative problem-solving) is a key skill for … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Critical Thinking in Two Minutes

An interesting short video on critical thinking…. The Thinking Coach – Leadership Training Development

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet

Infographic by Global Digital Citizen Source: ultimate-critical-thinking-worksheet | Global Digital Citizen Foundation Via: Ultimate Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet | Nat Geo Education Blog

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Attachment Disorders – The Difficult-to-Teach Child

One of the things that really distressed me as a teacher was that such was the clamour to delivery curriculum content, the specific learning needs of the child were often … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The global learning crisis – and what to do about it

Amel Kaboul is a former Tunisian government minister, now working with The Education Commission. In this TEDTalk she presents some ways to break down the dichotomy between education and learning … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Clive Shepherd surveys Personalised Learning

A valuable contribution to the debate on personalised learning and why we do it so badly in the UK… Clive Shepherd on Personalised Learning

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds | BBC News

A campaign to teach children about copyright infringement on the internet, is employing cartoons and puns on pop stars’ names, to get the message across. Even its makers admit it … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leadership Posters | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
Leadership Posters ? ? ? The article featured in Innovate my school about my reflections and insights into school leadership “’Are some school leaders too compliant?”…

January 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tony Swainston on a Positive Mindset

My online friend Tony Swainston has some useful advice about Mindset for learners and teachers in his new book: Read more here, where you can download a 5 page extract from … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Graham Brown Martin: Education Technology and the Future

As always, some thoughtful words of wisdom from Graham Brown Martin

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Opposing Intolerance

In an era when the US President describes poorer countries as “shitholes” and mocks the disabled and ethnic minority groups, we must realise that we have an obligation, if we … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free Printables Archives | WeAreTeachers.com

Free printables and free downloads for your classroom! You won’t want to miss these free teacher resources that you and your students will love. Make your teacher life easier with … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Different Brains

Different Brains is a new publication to me, but I was immediately attracted to the accessibility of its articles and copy. I also liked the idea that all humans are … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Tech Work for Teachers

This useful infographic gives some insights into how Ed Tech can help the teacher develop learning opportunities. As a colleague stated, we now look forward to the infographic outlining what … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Periodic Table of the Elements in Pictures

A great infographic showing not only the chemical elements but also some of their uses…   View an interactive version here, and download pdf and hi-res version for print: http://elements.wlonk.com/ElementsTable.htm

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Neuroscience of Better Feedback

Too often in schools we get hung up on homework and marking. We judge things in volume and in grades. I’ve always thought their might be a better way to … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Microsoft: The Future Decoded Conference Notes

I’m a great fan of compiling notes in a visual format as it is more nuanced that typed text and more engaging for your audience. Ian Fordham from Microsoft, helpfully … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Theory of Knowledge: November Newsletter

For those serious about effective learning, the Theory of Knowledge newsletter is required reading. In the November issue they consider views of history – does the teaching of history reflect … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Play: The Essence of Learning

I’m focussing on the theme of play at the moment as it seems to be at the heart of all effective learning systems. It is highly significant that the best … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Learning Deeps – David Hargreaves and Redesigning Schools

Professor David Hargreaves at Cambridge University attempted to reset the discussion of learning using new and more elaborate paradigms than were in general use. His terminology gradually became defined as … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Digital Citizenship – Resource Roundup | Edutopia

A fantastic round up of resources related to Digital Citizenship from our friends at Edutopia. This relates to the positive aspects of developing Digital Citizens in educational settings, as well … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Principles in Designing Learning Spaces – Rosen Bosch

When working on the Building Schools for the Future programme we always used to talk about learning spaces, even when teachers talked about classrooms. The standard classroom can be a … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment
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