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Closing the Achievement Net: Talk notes and slides | Ac-Ed

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Downloadable file After my talk at the 2019 Festival of Education I have prepared a downloadable file covering the key aspects of the session. Like all…

July 3, 2019 · Leave a 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

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

Sensory Processing Disorder – A Primer

A useful infographic, shared by Daniel Sobel, on the significant subject of sensory processing disorder. It comes from a presentation by Dr Danielle Eadens at Northern Arizona University. What manifests itself … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Finnish Education Flourishes…

Just in, how to create the best and most successful education system on the planet!  Not forgetting that it is all about culture… Finnish Education – the Secret Sauce by Pirjo Suonen … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · 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

TED Talks: Every Kid Needs a Champion | Rita Pierson

An inspirational TEDTalk by Rita Pierson on inspiring learners… Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Great Cultural, Scientific and Heritage Collaborations for Learners

My Learning continues to plough the furrow with innovative programmes designed to engage the learner with practical and stimulating learning experiences. Read more about upcoming programmes here: www.mylearning.org British Science Week … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Economics Explained and the Power of the Animate

Starting with some talks by Sir Ken Robinson on educational futures some years ago, the Royal Society of the Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (RSA) regularly produces talks in an Animate format. … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Future Skills from the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum should know something about the skills needed to power the global economy of the future. This presentation outlines what they consider to be the top ten … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Deep Learning Explained by Andrew Ng

  A really useful overview of Deep Learning from Andrew Ng from Baidu Research:  

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence Explained

The work of Daniel Golman on Emotional Intelligence is well reported. This presentation from the Harvard Business Review outlines the main components of Emotional Intelligence. The context is the business … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

e-learning: The Impact on Student Learning Outcomes

An interesting presentation from Jonathan Wells regarding the impact on learners of e-learning… Click through to view on Prezi: e-learning that works by Jonathan Wells

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inquiry-Based Learning – A Useful Exemplar

Having students take more responsibility for the format and structure of their learning is at the heart of stretching them to reach their individual potential. This case study shows what … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mathematics to Inspire, by TED

It has always surprised me how people would feel ashamed if they believed their literacy skills were below par, but almost revel in their ‘issues’ with Maths and an inability to do … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Learning {Re}imagined – Graham Brown Martin at TEDx

Graham’s talk on the Education Revolution at TEDx Amsterdam… Graham is a huge believer in the fact that education will only change by getting more people involved. In this engaging … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Rosie King on Autism

When she was nine years old, doctors confirmed Rosie King’s self-diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. With two younger siblings severely affected by autism, Rosie had a burning desire to help make … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Integrating Technology into Learning: Culture, Focus and Processes

A number of recent conversations with both educational leaders and educational technology providers (I’ve been both in my time) came into sharp focus today when a member of a leading … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Learning Intelligence: A Conversation

I’ve recently been having a conversation with Kevin Hewitson about the concept of Learning Intelligence (LQ) and the impact it can have on learning outcomes. Kevin has crystallised his thoughts … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Crises of Capitalism and Forging a New Future

I wasn’t the first to spot it, but there certainly seems to be a coalescence of thought that sees in current events, the last gasps of the capitalist system which … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Empathic Thinking and Planning the Future

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin argues that empathic thinking is essential to our future well-being, in a pointer to the accommodations we may have … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

21st Century Enlightenment from the RSA

It is quite appropriate for the launch of the blog that we reference this RSA Animate as a reflection of the potential the 21st century has to offer if we … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Create Your Own Animated Presentation – Some Useful Tools

Regular readers will know that I am a great fan of using multi-media as a basis of presentations, such as those provided by the RSA Animate series of talks in … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Student Guide to Searching the Internet

If we accept the premise that 21st century learning moves the learning paradigm from the assembling of knowledge to the interpretation and evaluation of sources and resource, then the ability … Continue reading

June 19, 2014

Ten Great TED Talks for Parents

These TED Talks speak to the complexities of parenthood, offering unusual insights and hard-won advice. Read more: Ten Great TED Talks for Parents

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

TED Talks Mathematics for students

The speakers in these talks are renowned mathematicians who “breathe life and logic into everyday problems using the logic of math”. Read more: TED Talks Mathematics for students

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment
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