The Learning Renaissance

The pace in space is hotting up: Space X launch

Footage from the latest Space X launch 19 Feb 2017…  

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Creativity in Learning

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Thought For The Day: Leonardo da Vinci on Learning

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s Called Reading…

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learners Coping with Pain Through Emotional Self-Regulation

I’m often decrying Neuroscience for failing to translate research into workable applications to improve learning. This feature from Michael McKnight gives us a slight insight into what could be a … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Online Courses for Creative, Technology, Business Skills | LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn has a useful compendium of learning design teaching and development resources to enable educators to keep up in course/learning design. You can access the full range of courses here: … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Age Restrictions on Social Media #SID2017

This chart gives the age restrictions on each of these social media channels:

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Long-Term Impact for Humans in Space

I’ve had the pleasure, through ISSET of working with Mark and Scott Kelly. Scott’s year in space enabled direct comparisons to be made between him and his brother Mark in … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Go Whole-Heartedly

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning, Choice and Motivation

Although this article is written with people with Asperger’s in mind, I think the techniques here apply to everyone. I’d go further; we are currently training up our Labrador puppy, … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Bitter Sweet

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger’s 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

Thought For The Day: Be Inspiring

January 31, 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 · 4 Comments

The Fundamental Benefits of Enquiry-based Learning

January 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Did You Know? Laughing and Learning

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: No Contest

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Asperger Freeze Loop

This article demonstrates the perspective of someone with Aspergers Syndrome: The Freeze Loop | Asperger Experts

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fundamental Digital Skills for Teachers… and the Tools to Develop Them

This simple infographic gives teachers insights into the digital skills they need to develop to be able to offer a 21st century learning experience for their students. Helpfully there are … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Insult For All Seasons…

We live in cantankerous times and the moral turpitude of our age leaves us short of effective insults. This can lead to the slovenly use of the usual profanities. Never … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Celtic Language Families

Following on from an earlier post about the relationships between the European family of languages, here is a comparison chart of particular words in all the different Celtic languages from … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Questions, Questions, Questions…

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neuroplasticity and Learning Effectiveness

I found this article by Robert Montenegro particularly clear in outlining how practical learning strategies can be gleaned from research on neuroplasticity, and includes the detailed infographic below: Introduction to Neuroplasticity and … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Making a Difference

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A Diagram of 21st Century Pedagogy | John Zermani | LinkedIn

Context matters, and the diagram from edorigami captures this, though not from the perspective of the student and content knowledge, but the teacher and various pedagogical components themselves, including Higher-Order … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Purpose of the School System: Discuss

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Where Do Chemical Elements Come From?

A useful infographic illustrating the origins of the chemical elements. This should spark some great science-based enquiries…

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment