The Learning Renaissance

Behaviours Which Give Opportunities for Personal Growth

Challenging behaviour… the very term is corrosive of the learning environment. Challenging behaviour assumes that the is a central purpose and a pedagogical style in which the teacher is the … Continue reading

April 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Supporting Children’s Emotional Resilience

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March 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Value of Dogs, and Animals Generally, in Promoting Mental Health

I smiled when I saw this image appear on site. Five and a half years ago we made what was the boldest and best investment ever… in our golden Labrador, … Continue reading

January 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

As Christmas Draws Near…

The simplest things are often the most effective, and tired and frazzled teachers sometimes lose sight of this. Have a successful end to your term and a restful and happy … Continue reading

December 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Swimming Against the Tide to Establish Emotional Resilience

Capitalism has at its heart the idea of markets and consumers, of enterprise designed to deliver profit. However, there is a fatal flaw in the capitalist model in that you … Continue reading

October 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Emotional Resilience and Mental Health in Schools

Many moons ago, when our children were due to be born, Jane and I attended National Childbirth Trust classes. Our mentor used to set aside some quiet time in the … Continue reading

October 12, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Template for Emotional Intelligent Working in a Social Setting

In a social setting, how we conduct ourselves will determine the quality of society we enjoy. Likewise, the culture of a social organisation like a school can support individuals to … Continue reading

September 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Classroom Management Made Simple…

August 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence Mapping

An interesting schema of Emotional Intelligence which echoes the London Tube Map…  Find out more here, including a deeper delve into the Stress Line: Emotional Intelligence Mapping | Stress Line … Continue reading

May 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Perspective

April 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Covid: The devastating toll of the pandemic on children | BBC News

They are not likely to get seriously ill with Covid and there have been very few deaths. But children are still the victims of the virus – and our response … Continue reading

February 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Feeling Tired? No Surprise!

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Thought For The Day: Bad Kids?

December 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why Shaming Children to Change Their Behaviour Doesn’t Work

I have a long and detailed memory and can remember the few occasions on which my behaviour brought forth a rebuke from a teacher. Perhaps the most embarrassing occasion was … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Positive Action

November 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bereavement Counselling in Schools

A thoughtful question from Daniel Sobel on LinkedIn: Do our schools need more training in how to support children and families in bereavement? The first reply was a plaintive cry, … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ways to Look After Your Mental Health | Simon’s Cat

November 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Covid Toll on Childrens’ Lives…

Speaking with a number of parents recently, they all reported that their children were becoming increasingly morose and disheartened by the experience of Covid 19. The breakdown of routines and … Continue reading

November 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tools for Social and Emotional Development in Online Learning | Edutopia

A school counselor offers suggestions for character education and social and emotional learning during remote instruction. Also important is encouraging students to understand how their behaviors impact the feelings of … Continue reading

November 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Our Job

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Thought For The Day: That Problem Child…

November 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Behaviour Management: Looking Below the Surface and Acting the Adult

If classroom management is seen in essentially adversarial terms, then learning will be the first casualty. The desire of the teacher to impose their will on a class of thirty … Continue reading

September 21, 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