The Learning Renaissance

Edutopia and the George Lucas Education Foundation

One of our favourite go-to sites to catch up with innovative thinking is the George Lucas Foundation’s Edutopia. For someone who could conceive of the Star Wars universe, it was … Continue reading

November 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Random First Line Generator

Free creative writing exercises and prompts, from WritingExercises.co.uk The aim of these writing prompts is to spark off a short story. When you click the button, a random first line … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teacher Mental Health in Your School: An Essential Audit Tool

Many thanks to the redoubtable Steve Waters for his kind permission to reproduce this essential and comprehensive mental health audit tool for your school. The current teacher recruitment and retention … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Feedback and the folly of book marking for teachers and students alike

Thanks to Jon Tait for this little insight into a debate that has been going on for generations in education. When I started teaching, I had an expectation, developed from … Continue reading

January 20, 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

Pobble!

I came across a new website which looks to turbocharge the teaching of English. I liked what I found and thought you might find it useful too. Pobble supports your teaching. … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Global Learning Goals

When you consider education at a global level, certain things become clear – this is a telescopic, rather than a microscopic view of learning internationally: Global Learning Goals. Their new report … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Digital Citizenship – Resource Roundup | Edutopia

A fantastic round up of resources related to Digital Citizenship from our friends at Edutopia. This relates to the positive aspects of developing Digital Citizens in educational settings, as well … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Science in the Classroom: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is a UK-based science promotion organisation which celebrates applied STEM projects to enliven the curriculum. Here is a link to their extensive website for ideas for … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Future First – an alumni community for every state school and college

Former students can have a transformative effect on the lives of young people at their old schools and colleges. Future First aims to create a national culture of alumni engagement so that … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Young Enterprise: Volunteering

The excitement and satisfaction of mentoring, of transforming attitudes, and of helping young people open their eyes to the world of enterprise keeps many of our volunteers coming back year … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning Resources | The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Franklin Institute’s huge collection of science lessons, experiments, activities, and interesting facts, all on the web to share with teachers! View the full collection here: Learning Resources | The … Continue reading

July 7, 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

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

WomenEd: Connecting Existing + Aspiring Women Leaders in Global Education

A useful group for Women in Education. https://twitter.com/WomenEd

March 20, 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

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Team

It is good to know, when resources are being pared back that there is still great work being done by local authority education teams in the UK. Here is one … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger Syndrome and the Sensory Funnel

This is a terrific schema for developing your students who have Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more about The Sensory Funnel here: Why you should never focus on teaching someone with Asperger’s social skills first … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Support World Autism Week!

In all my years of teaching I never received any specific training in Autism Awareness. That means that I was unable to support those students in my classes who had … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 7 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

Aberfan: The mistake that cost a village its children

The story of what happened in the south Wales mining village of Aberfan is a devastating one which dealt a similar fate to the children who survived it. It is … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shakespeare Lives

Curated by the BBC and the British Council, Shakespeare Lives marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in partnership with some of the UK’s leading arts organisations. … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

International Space School Education Trust Launches Experiments

An update from ISSET! The SpaceX8 launch which is sending 5 of our winning Mission Discovery programme experiments to the International Space Station is due to take place 8th April … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Growth Mindset Explained

Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset is gaining increasing traction in schools worldwide. Her work focuses on the attitudes and behaviours required to be a successful learner. Our friends at … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Commonwealth Skills Forum

My colleague, Roy Newey, was this week appointed by Lord Marland as the Chairman of the Commonwealth Skills Forum. The remit of the forum is to stimulate debate, broker commercial relationships, … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

World Class STEM at Star City

For those serious about promoting world class Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Programmes, look no further than the offerings of the International Space School Education Trust. I’ve had the pleasure … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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