The Learning Renaissance

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

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

More Mistakes…

I’ve always been of the opinion that we learn so much more from our mistakes tan we do from our successes. In part that is why I’ve made so many … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Learning Value of Mistakes

There are environments where the absolute elimination of mistakes is a critical priority. Piloting airliners and neurosurgery come to mind. School-based learning should be more relaxed and mistakes should be … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Condensed Lesson Planning

Ross Morrison McGill from Teacher Toolkit condenses twenty years of research on effective lesson planning into an A4 sheet… well worth the effort Ross! This single sheet is probably the … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Re-designing Your Curriculum For the 21st Century

I’m a great believer in the absolute need to re-design the curriculum away from a content based structure and towards a reflection of the society young people need to survive … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Metacognition: Executive Functions and Learning

Rather than monitoring a child’s learning by what they know in terms of knowledge, early years teachers tend to focus on the child’s ability to learn independently and these executive … Continue reading

March 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Autism – How I Feel…

An autistic friend of mine brought this infographic to my attention and said that this represents how he feels and behaves much of the time… Source: Early Signs of Autism

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching

I began my teaching career, as so many do, thinking that mastery of subject knowledge was the foundation of my teaching! This infographic, from Michael McKnight, would have formed a … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Panic Attacks and How to Survive Them

February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Top 10 World Changing Events of the 20th Century from Cambridge University Press

A free, themed classroom poster each month from Cambridge University Press. Pin and print for use in your classroom! Classroom Posters on Pinterest | Cambridge University Press

February 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Effective Coping Skills

Stress and depression seem to be increasingly impinging on the quality of student and teacher lives. Although the symptoms are readily recognisable, people are less aware of ways to cope … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Effective Self-Management

Being able to rationalise all the forces acting on you in times of great pressure is a particularly useful coping strategy and a guide to where you should devote your … Continue reading

January 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Permission Slips for Teachers and Students

I was very taken by this sheet by northstarpaths.com, recently shared by Finnish educator Pirjo Suhonen. I suggest we print and distribute to classes and the staff room, particularly the slip … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sabotaging Your Own Classroom!

These are all pretty effective ways to undermine your work in the classroom… usually it takes years to appreciate this. Middle school veteran Jennifer Gonzalez identifies 10 ineffective habits new … Continue reading

January 11, 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

Making Bloom’s Taxonomy work for your student’s learning

December 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Inclusion means Inclusion

In the UK there have been a whole range of strategies employed to ensure that learners with perceived learning disabilities receive their education. Roughly speaking they have, over time comprised … Continue reading

December 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

Presenting Anxiety

Source: http://www.thepathway2success.com

November 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Asking Meaningful Questions of Your Child…

As parents we have all asked the inevitable “How was Your Day?” questions to gain some insight into how our children have been in school.  Perhaps it is the GIGO … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Behaviour Triggers for Children with Autism

Any educational professional who deals regularly with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders will recognise these triggers to emotional reactions. Thank you to Daniel Sobel for sharing this…   Source: www.doodle.ac

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment
Advertisements

Contributors