The Learning Renaissance

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

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

Understanding Digital Literacies – A Practical Introduction

Understanding Digital Literacies – A Practical Introduction, authored by Rodney H Jones and Christoph A Hafner, explores digital literacy and 21st century learning.   The distance between their thinking and … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Own Your Space – Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online – Free eBook

This is a book for every teen and an essential resource for every parent and teacher. Especially though, this is a book for the computer savvy, keyboard-comfy teens who use … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tell a Story, Become a Lifelong Learner – Digital Storytelling Free eBook

Students want to be engaged in their own learning and inspired to develop their skills and talents, and they want to tell stories using technology. By incorporating digital storytelling projects … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Some interesting insights into reading emotions which links to emotional intelligence

Was referred to this today which, although is based on marketing research, provides some insights into reading emotions in daily interactions. Read more here: Momentum Research | Emotions A-Z It … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills eBook

Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills is a free PDF eBook from Microsoft for teachers and educators. It provides a wide range of ideas for teaching web search skills … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Learners vs New Teachers (ETML)

“…this  chart captures the essence of the thinking and values that lie behind the new assigned roles of teachers and student. These roles are informed by the new conceptions of … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment