The Learning Renaissance

Data Management and Purposes

The fact that we can accumulate data, does not give it some spurious meaning or validation. The management of data in schools should be about yielding insights into how to … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teenagers ‘let down over degree choices’ | BBC News

Teenagers in England are having to make choices about university on the basis of too little information, a report by the Public Accounts Committee warns. The PAC report says this … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Look at the graphic and then cross reference it to the leaders you have known…

June 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: 21st Century Illiteracy – Alvin Toffler

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women Who Watched ‘The X-Files’ Pursued More Careers in STEM | www.fastcompany.com

The phenomenon has been known as “The Scully Effect”–named after Gillian Anderson’s character Dana Scully – and the Geena Davis Institute proved it’s real. Women who watched The X-Files regularly … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Meaning and Purpose of Life

June 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Destination Dystopia…

In 2001 I was involved in taking young graduate engineers from Marconi, into Nottinghamshire schools as part of the SETNET programme for developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into schools. … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Art and Music…

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head | BBC News

Sean Macnamara was put on “the oblong table” for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being “an oblong” meant – … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teacher Stress-Buster

As the old Polish saying goes… “Not my circus, not my monkeys!” This useful template gives you a format to prevent your own burn out by making you focus on … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Liking Your Students

June 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Picture of Language: The Fading Art of Diagramming Sentences | NPR

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor. When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Effective Teachers

June 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Transactional Analysis in Language, Gesture and Expression

I was very taken when I was first introduced to Transactional Analysis at University. That and Erving Goffman’s Presentation of Self in Everyday Life were probably the two summit points … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hotter years ‘mean lower exam results’ | BBC News

Students taking exams in a summer heat wave might have always complained that they were hampered by the sweltering weather. But this study, from academics at Harvard, the University of … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Measuring Friendship

Students attempt to quantify friendship and the qualities related to it: Not sure about the “special handshakes” though!

June 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Pay Attention

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Hattie & His Top 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies | Australian Society for Evidence Based Teaching

John Hattie’s review of research revealed some teachers have far more impact on students’ learning than others. Discover why here: John Hattie & His Top 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Mistakes

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Crafting Feedback That Leads to Learning

I remember, when on teaching practise, hearing horror stories of student teachers having to submit a planning book and a set of marked books every week to a mentor for … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why I miss teaching | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
“It’s better than sliced bread” was my reply in September 1977 when my dad asked me about my first teaching job. I was at the ‘chalk…

May 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

I wish mum’s phone was never invented | BBC News

A teacher’s Facebook post about inventions her pupils wish had not been created is making parents stop and think. Read the full story on the BBC website: I wish mum’s … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Adolescent Brain

A great video from Thomas Armstrong about the developmental processes going on in the adolescent brain…      

May 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Educational Purpose

May 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gesundheit! The Surprising Case of Emotional Contagion | Six Seconds

Humans are highly sensitive to emotional signals in the environment. People tend to catch others’ emotions – an effect known as emotional contagion. And to be able to navigate this … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Cherishing Libraries…

As Pirjo Suhonen says about libraries and literacy: “Finnish people have a lot to thank for libraries. There is no illiteracy in Finland and libraries play a big part in … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Being a Parent With a Child With Special Educational Needs

Having grown up with an elder brother with special educational needs, though in his time in school it was known as “mentally handicapped”, I can empathise with this infographic and … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · Leave a comment
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