The Learning Renaissance

Some Innovative Ideas on Assessment from ImpactWales

Involving students more in the assessment of their own work helps them understand their targets and their personal progression. As they transition from school to work, being able to be … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

RE:THINKING: A New Film Focuses on How to Get Thinking Back in Classrooms

You would think that explorations of the process of thinking would be central to the experience of every child passing through the school system. However, you would, for the most … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Transactional Analysis and Engendering Mutual Respect

Rita Pierson gives a masterclass here in a bad day in the class and how to use transactional analysis to generate a culture of better relationships built around success. I … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Helping Students Develop Their Values… and Your School Ethos

Being proactive and asking students to record their own values is a useful exercise in developing a philosophical understanding of what motivates and impassions people. building an ethos based on … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Every Child Needs a Mentor (ECNAM)

Mentoring provides a different paradigm for learning that stresses partnership and empowerment for the student in the relationship with the teacher/mentor.  Mentor Herman Stewart posted this case study from his … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Listening and Speaking – A Useful Infographic

Serpil Tuti-Sarı presented this useful infographic from plantlovegrow.com relating listening to speaking. It puts me in mind of the old saying, “Engage your brain before engaging your mouth!”

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Finding Your Place in the World: Ikigai

I remember when doing O levels and A levels recognising that my choices opened up future employment opportunities whilst closing down others. I felt I was destined to do a … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Self-Reflection and Personal Growth

There can be no growth without reflection and this should be the mantra for learners of all ages…

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Problem in Learning is You…

I once worked with a Head of Mathematics who frequently stormed into the staff room declaring his students to be thick. I remember one occasion when he said that he had explained … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Fundamental Benefits of Enquiry-based Learning

January 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mental Models as Learning Scaffolding

I came across this illuminating article regarding mental models at Headguruteacher and wondered how many teachers construct lessons in a way to maximise the chances of all students assimilating and remembering … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

PQP – An Insight into Quality Feedback

John D’Souza is establishing a reputation for sound thinking on systematic learning strategies. Here are his thoughts on quality developmental feedback for students… Click for the post on LinkedIn Pulse: PQP: … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students | Edutopia

  Students need feedback often and creating a system by rubber-stamping work can provide visible and immediate proof of student progress. This blog post by Ben Johnston has some great … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Feedback or Feedforward?

Originally posted on ace-d:
A couple of years ago I was sharing some of my ideas about LQ with a colleague and friend in the Netherlands when she offered me…

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment