The Learning Renaissance

Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts

We can be sure that in the course of their time in school, every student will experience failure. It is, after all, a natural and quite acute element of the … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice

When first appointed to the leadership team of an inner city school, I was struck by the abrasiveness of relationships and recourse to abuse and violence amongst the students. Too … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Can You Teach Creativity? Some Thoughts from Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson has spoken at length about creativity and this is his latest digest of thoughts on the issue of whether it can be taught…

October 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust

Not my usual educational post today, although this is an appeal for greater education into a particular field of research. Grace Kelly, was a four year old who lost her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Graham Brown-Martin on the Uberfication of Teaching

There was a time when education was regarded as a public good – you could never have too much of it and there was a moral, economic and political justification … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Managing Transition – A Useful Resource

Technology at its best in the support of learners. Thank you for sharing, PSW Education and Leadership.

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Transactional Analysis and Engendering Mutual Respect

Rita Pierson gives a masterclass here in a bad day in the class and how to use transactional analysis to generate a culture of better relationships built around success. I … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Shukla Bose on teaching one child at a time

A seminal TED Talk by Shukla Bose regarding respecting individuality and rejecting production line based learning. Shukla Bose: Teaching one child at a time | TED Talk | TED.com

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Sugata Mitra and the Hole in the Wall Project

Sugata’s Hole in the Wall Project is a famous piece of field research in education. In some of the poorest regions of India, he placed the latest computers into walls. … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Ken Robinson on Schools Killing Creativity

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning – creating conditions where … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Every Child Needs a Mentor (ECNAM)

Mentoring provides a different paradigm for learning that stresses partnership and empowerment for the student in the relationship with the teacher/mentor.  Mentor Herman Stewart posted this case study from his … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Photographer creates stunning video of Mars from HiRISE images | DIY Photography

Photographer and videographer Jan Fröjdman created a fictive flight above Mars using real images of the red planet. He has hand-picked reference points on anaglyph images from the HiRISE camera, which … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free

NASA have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s more than 140,000 photos and other resources available to view and download. Almost every … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger Syndrome Primer | The National Autistic Society

Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger Syndrome may find difficulty in social relationships and in communicating. Click through for a comprehensive summary of symptoms, the benefits … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inside an Examiner’s Mind | BBC Bitesize

Jack interviews three examiners to unveil the face behind the papers and discovers that they are not as scary as you may think! He questions them on how the marking … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Amazing Things Happen | YouTube

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

BBC Bitesize | The Mind Set | Smart Revision Advice

The Mind Set – smart revision advice from exam survivors. Source: BBC Bitesize Highlights – Smart revision advice

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

8th Graders Writing a Novel? | Edutopia

Two videos explore what happens when a middle school teacher challenges her students to write a novel in just one month.   Source: 8th Graders Writing a Novel? | Edutopia

March 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

BBC Learning launches The Mind Set | BBC Media Centre

  BBC Learning has launched The Mind Set, the UK’s first national peer-to-peer coaching network for GCSE and National students. It’s a bold new campaign which explores exam stress via … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The pace in space is hotting up: SpaceX launch

Footage from the latest Space X launch 19 Feb 2017…

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

What ‘Orwellian’ Really Means – Noah Tavlin | TED-Ed

If you’ve watched the news or followed politics, chances are you’ve heard the term Orwellian thrown around in one context or another. But have you ever stopped to think about … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depression Explained – A Primer for Teachers and Students

This animation gives some valuable insights into depression and recognising the symptoms. Via: What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It | Upworthy.com

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Shape of Things to Come… Augmented Reality and Learning

The problem with many leading-edge learning technologies is that the cost of adoption is so great only large corporations, the military or research programmes can afford them. However the last … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Teacher Resources | BBC News School Report

School Report is the BBC’s initiative which gives 11-16 year olds the chance to make the news for real. Read the step-by-step guide to taking part in the project and find … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Music and Memory

As if a justification for music is necessary, research suggest a powerful effect of music on people with Alzheimers…

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Educational Leadership 101

  We have linked to the talks given by TED many times. As examples of the use of media to deliver profound messages in a simple format there are few … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment