The Learning Renaissance

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

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

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

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

Future Proof Your School: Off and Running!

We managed to get the book published a week early and I’ve been astonished by early sales! I published a series of pre-launch Briefing Notes which explored the propositions outlined … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School book launched!

Future Proof Your School implores all teachers and leaders to re-focus, work collectively and have a clear and shared vision of the excellence we want to achieve. We all need … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School now available to pre-order!

You can obtain copies of the new book on culture, school improvement and change management, Future Proof Your School at: Future Proof your School on Amazon Additionally, you can look … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

School Culture Development: A Primer For All Teachers Serious About Developing Excellence

One of the greatest challenges when writing Future Proof Your School was making issues which are commonly seen as the preserve only of senior leaders, accessible to all teachers. The … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

On the launch pad and ready to go in the first week in April: Future Proof Your School by David W Hughes!

Exciting times! The book is available to order here: Future Proof Your School

March 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

Future Proof Your School Prezi

The Prezi.com website allows you to develop presentations which are visually stimulating to your audience. Even more importantly, they allow you to think in depth about the subject you are … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Schools reflecting on practice and reflecting in practice | Briefing Notes #4

You may be forgiven for thinking that the key premise of Future Proof Your School is that cultural change follows a top-down model in which the Head teacher of senior … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · 3 Comments

Future Proof Your School: The starting point for initiating cultural change in school | Briefing Notes #3

The initial question is a simple one and also one that every school, regardless of context, faces. How do you initiate a cultural change in your school? Within the confines … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · 1 Comment

Future Proof Your School: Cultural knowledge, in-house experience and project planning methodologies | Briefing Notes #2

Every learning organisation has a culture. This forms an underlying set of values and ways of doing things which determines how practice is maintained, and changes resisted or embraced. This … Continue reading

February 5, 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 and 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

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

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

Empowering Learning Through Experience

The search for new curriculum approaches, should in many cases, be promoted as part of a desire to ensure that the curriculum offered in schools is not ossified in granules … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Life Project: educational implications of a long term study of the British population

The Guardian has published some insights into the impact of a major long term study of cohorts of British people which was begun at the end of the Second World … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Reso: Explorations in Childhood

As part of my interest in childhood experience I’ve written three books which explore ‘growing up’ from a child’s perspective and give some insights into the learning experience… The Reso … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Relationship Between Mindset and Outcomes in Learning, from Carol Dweck

In Two Minds The psychology of learning is greatly underestimated in the classroom to our peril. Perhaps it is the headlong rush to master content that limits time for planning … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Literacies for the 21st Century

A recent post concerned the concept of ‘illusterate’ – a term coined by former colleague David Close to mean those without and illustrative acuity. The concept of literacy when applied … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

White Slavery – The Export of the Irish Across the Atlantic

As an appendix to the animation of black slavery across the Atlantic, here is an article on the export of Irish labour to the new world… England continued to ship tens … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resolution by Ambrose Conway

From my own perspective, and that of young teachers coming into the profession. I have always been fascinated by the process by which a student becomes a teacher. The development … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment
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