The Learning Renaissance

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