The Learning Renaissance

This Is How To Get People To Change | Barking Up The Wrong Tree

People are simultaneously smarter and dumber than you think. They often know what they’re doing is bad. They’re not usually lacking information. The issue is motivation. Overcoming ambivalence. Once people … Continue reading

August 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Planning a Better Future with Fabienne Vailes

Another week, another great conversation with an educator passionate about change in education and learning. Fabienne Vailes has experience of education in most of its phases and can see clearly … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Change By Example

June 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Secret of Change

May 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Transformational Change: From Random School Initiative to Capacity Building and Whole-School Cultural Development

  An initiative is needed in your school. It might be needed to plug a deficiency identified internally, or, more alarmingly, in response to a critical report. Most usually the … Continue reading

May 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Illusion of Stability

April 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Shape of Things to Come…

If anything summed up the attitude to education/learning development of the Learning Renaissance team, it is this infographic. However, it should be qualified. There are, in fact, no times of … Continue reading

April 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Intelligence Report 2: Understanding School Culture and Building it Into Your Improvement Strategy

In its simplest form, culture can be defined as ‘the way we do things round here’. It is a foolish school leader who fails to factor school culture into improvement … Continue reading

February 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Future Learning 1: Understanding and Ameliorating the Learning Crisis in UK Schools

From any perspective, the past academic years have been challenging for all schools, and teachers and support staff have shown great professionalism and resilience in dealing with a fractured world … Continue reading

December 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Micro Habit Stacking – 25 Small Changes To Improve Your Life | Medium

Building habits in small ways is a sustainable approach that doesn’t overwhelm your brain. A small action daily is infinitely better and more impactful than a massive change you can’t … Continue reading

November 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cultural Change – Designing the Staff Meeting

Few elements of organisation and communication reveal more about the dominant culture of the school than the staff meeting. Well designed and purposeful, they can be an essential element in … Continue reading

October 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Re-Examining Success: A time to review the fundamentals of British education

There seems increasing disillusionment in the UK regarding the purposes and practices of education and increasing numbers of teacher are looking towards a fundamental re-think of the whole education system. … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

3 Ways Experienced Teachers Can Get More Out of Professional Development | Edutopia

Classroom veterans have different needs for PD than novices—focusing on nuances in the material can make these sessions more productive. One of the major challenges experienced teachers face is that as … Continue reading

April 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Good Mantra for the Return to School…

I think that attitudes, behaviours and values will need to be re-established as pupils return to school. The return to school is an ideal time to re-establish positive communication and … Continue reading

March 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Challenge of Change Management

Source: Tony Farias, via Slideshare

February 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Fear of Change?

November 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Good to be supporting Arbor Education’s online conference with a blog post on future learning…

Like many, I seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time at my desk recently. The latest conference I was due to attend as a speaker has been reconstituted as … Continue reading

October 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Music collaboration across two continents… technology promoting cultural education!

Good to see my friend Phil Rooke receiving some recognition for his musical collaboration across two continents… we should be doing more of this. Working between schools in Australia and … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Increase The Odds of Reaching Your Goals by 95%

Achieving anything in life takes practice. Writing every day, working out, eating healthy, etc. are practices that get better with time. Whether you want to change your habits, health, body, … Continue reading

October 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About Distance Learning | Edutopia

Teachers will be more successful at remote instruction if they believe they can do it, and school leaders can boost their sense of efficacy. Source: Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About … Continue reading

September 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Legacy of Sir Ken Robinson: the Challenge and Opportunities of a New Curriculum and Assessment Model

The sad death of Sir Ken Robinson brings the end to the good-natured and robust thinking about how the future of education might be built. Sir Ken not only defined … Continue reading

August 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Sir Ken Robinson’s Challenge

August 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ways to Make Teaching a More Sustainable Profession | Edutopia

Tips for school leaders seeking to foster an environment that supports, engages, and motivates teachers. With each day that I work with teachers, I am more convinced that it is vital … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond Coronavirus: Templates for sustainable improvement in learning for schools

As the summer term comes to an end in British schools, thoughts turn to the new academic year in September. The disruption brought by the Coronavirus has been fundamental and … Continue reading

July 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond Covid 19: Education in the Time of Corona, June 6th 2020

I’m honoured to be part of this panel of distinguished educators on the Online Educational Leadership Forum for a discussion about education beyond the virus. The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Online Panel Discussion on Learning post-Covid-19, June 6 2020

When several events at which I have been due to speak this year have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was particularly pleasing to receive an invitation to … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: One Choice at a Time

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Educationalists seem to be recognising that the current education system is untenable…

It will be interesting to see if the disruptive influence of the Coronavirus internationally will have a decisive influence in changing the direction and methodology of learning, or whether it … Continue reading

May 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

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