The Learning Renaissance

Back to School 2020: How Bitesize are supporting children, parents and teachers | BBC Bitesize

Here’s what BBC Bitesize doing to support teachers, parents and students in the new school year. The school experience may be very different this time, with staggered school days, year … Continue reading

September 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Best wishes and a free gift for schools in the new academic year: an international CPD library!

Let me begin by wishing you and your school every success in this new academic year, which appears to have all the makings of the most challenging of your career … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Appreciating Autism and the Spectrum

I’ve always had difficulty explaining many ideas in terms of a line which ends as a pair of poles. Life, history and autism is usually more complicated than that. I’ve … Continue reading

August 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Things I Can Control and Can’t Control FREE Poster!

Get a free download of this poster created by WholeHearted School Counseling here at (registration required)

August 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mental Well-Being

A useful prompt to mental well-being from @BelievePHQ on Twitter.

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

10 Types of Innovation

Although developed in the context of product innovation in a commercial setting, I found this diagram of interest and thought it might make a useful point of discussion for learning … Continue reading

July 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Problem With Data

Daniel Sobel recently shared this poster in an interesting post regarding problems with data used in an educational context. It is all about the integrity of the data collection protocols. … Continue reading

July 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Think Tanks in Education: An Update from Ross Morrison McGill

It would be wrong and extremely naive to assume that any group describing itself as a ‘think tank’ is simply a research-based organisation. In some cases, they are the political/educational … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Deeps of Mental Health

A powerful message about mental health, created by @alyseruriani Digital download and print available to buy here: Dig Deeper Digital Download | Alyse Ruriani

July 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Look Behind the Behaviour to the Cause

You can download this poster created by WholeHearted School Counseling here: Behind Anger: Free Social Emotional Learning Poster | Teachers Pay Teachers

June 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Characteristics of Sound Leadership from Ross Morrison McGill

Ross Morrison McGill can usually be relied upon to hit the hammer on the head when it comes to teaching and this diagram from 2016 just about covers the key … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Enhancing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

Thanks to Hannah Simnett of Cherished for sharing this post. Source:  @TutorDocTucson

June 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Nordic Schools and the Nordic Teaching Model

I was delighted to have been invited to join the Nordic Schools network. I’ve leaned heavily on the Scandinavian experience of educational development. I think their experiences are instructive because … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Principles of Giving Good Feedback

As part of Ross Morrison McGill’s TeacherToolkit series, he outlines the guiding principles behind good feedback. Guidance on giving good and effective feedback is lamentably under-developed in schools and tends … Continue reading

May 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, adapted for the Coronavirus in the UK

May 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Essence of Reflective Practice…

The disruption caused by Coronavirus to the normal pattern of schooling may have many implications when schools return to something approaching a new normal. There will undoubtedly be many potential … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone

In these challenging times, this infographic might provide some pointers to the stages of embracing change…

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Leadership Style: Armoured or Daring?

via: Brene Brown | LinkedIn

April 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Prompting Improvements

Sound advice for young people… concentrate on the HOW and not the WHAT of learning.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Recognising the Obvious in Reading!

When the curriculum is one dominated by knowledge transmission, an inordinate stress is placed on the literacy levels generally and the reading level in particular of pupils. This is so … Continue reading

March 6, 2020 · Leave a comment