The Learning Renaissance

Critical Child Development Sequences and Milestones, via Charlotte Davies

I have long taken an interest in the posts of Charlotte Davies. Her specialism is in cognitive and development issues and the impact of underdevelopment on the potential of young … Continue reading

September 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Work Stress: How the 42% Rule Could Help You Recover from Burnout

If you feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed, you could be suffering from burnout. Try applying this scientifically approved formula to your daily routine to see if it could help ease … Continue reading

August 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Shift Your Vibe! 60 Quick Ways to Make Yourself Slightly Happier | The Guardian

Things feeling a bit stale? These small tweaks to your routine will turn things around, boost your mood and could even make you a better person… Find them here: Shift … Continue reading

August 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

The 1918 Pandemic Mistake That Changed Medicine Forever | National Geographic

A misunderstanding about the microbe that actually causes the flu created a ripple effect that changed the future of US drug development, clinical trials, and pandemic preparedness. Read more here: … Continue reading

April 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Aspects of Rest

Many thanks to good friend of this site, Daniel Sobel, for sharing this insight into aspects, or even dimensions of rest. Too often we equate rest to an aspect of … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Lost your get up and go? Here’s how to get it back | The Guardian

After a lifetime of loving exercise, Martin Love lost his motivation. But where had it gone? And could he get it back? Plus, five experts on how to maintain your … Continue reading

January 17, 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

How to Create a Mindful Space for Self-Regulation | Edutopia

Setting aside a quiet room for students who need time and strategies to regulate their emotions helps them return to class feeling ready to learn. Students can access the Brave … Continue reading

December 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Improving Student and Teacher Performance

I was taken by this simple graphic posted by my friend Stephen Norris and realised, that for all its simplicity it revealed a quite profound truth. Personal performance does vary … Continue reading

October 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

What the Pandemic Is Doing to Our Brains | The Atlantic

We have been doing this so long, we’re forgetting how to be normal. I’ve started keeping a list of questions, remnants of a past life that I now need a … Continue reading

March 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Soundscapes for Wellbeing | Canvas

A BBC collaboration bringing virtual soundscapes of nature and of music directly to audiences: Soundscapes for Wellbeing | Canvas

February 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

FREE access during lockdown 2021 | imoves

Get everything you need to maximise active learning during lockdown with ready-made, easy to share resources! Get free access to imoves during 2021 lockdown – CLICK HERE to sign up!

February 19, 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: Positive Action

November 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Make Teaching Online Feel Less Isolating for Teachers | Edutopia

Working from home can be tough for educators who feed off the energy of their students and coworkers, but there are ways to feel more connected. “Educators are overstressed, underpaid, and student caseloads … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: What can the ‘plague village’ of Eyam teach us?

Can the English “plague village” of Eyam, which quarantined itself for more than a year, offer us lessons on how to fight back? Can 21st Century science learn anything from … Continue reading

June 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Here’s how you can stop bad information from going viral | BBC News

Coronavirus misinformation is flooding the internet. A UK parliamentary sub-committee is asking members of the public to submit examples. The committee has particularly requested submissions of disinformation spread in private … Continue reading

April 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

How Teachers Can Prioritize Self-Care While Working From Home | Edutopia

Teachers adjusting to teaching from home while schools are closed may need to work out new routines to stay grounded. Tending to our personal health seems important but also really … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: One World

It may have taken Covid-19 to make us realise that we are one world, all co-dependent and related. If the incentive is great enough, and the dangers visible enough, we … Continue reading

April 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: The School of Mum and Dad | BBC News

There are plenty of online resources to help children keep learning while schools are closed. Source: Coronavirus: The school of Mum and Dad | BBC News

March 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

During Coronavirus, a Teacher Describes the Scramble to Go Digital | Edutopia

In Bergen County, New Jersey, just outside New York City, a school closure pushes teachers to confront the challenges of online learning. At the end of school two days ago, I … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts – how parents should tell kids | BBC News

Keep the message calm, understandable and try not to overemphasise the risks, experts suggest. Read the full article here: Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts – how parents should … Continue reading

March 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Schools told no delays so far to exams | BBC News

The exam watchdog, responding to concerns about coronavirus, is telling schools in England to keep preparing as usual for the summer exam season. Ofqual says it is working with exam … Continue reading

March 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Two Homes

January 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

Social media has ‘little effect on girls’ wellbeing’ | BBC News

Getting enough sleep and seeing friends may have a bigger effect on teenage girls’ mental well-being than social media use, a report suggests. The finding comes in the government’s new … Continue reading

October 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Child Development Stages – Charlotte Davies | Fit-2-Learn

Thank you to Charlotte Davies, a Director of Fit-2-Learn, who shared this useful infographic on child development. It outlines and integrates the various stages children need to go through in their … Continue reading

September 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Burnout Isn’t Inevitable | Edutopia

Teachers are stressed – but schools can help. Lead author Keith Herman, a psychology professor, and his University of Missouri colleagues found that “the high stress levels reported by nearly … Continue reading

June 12, 2019 · Leave a comment