The Learning Renaissance

Children read more challenging books in lockdowns | The Guardian

A new report on reading habits of more than one million children also finds they read longer books, particularly during school closures. The annual What Kids Are Reading report from … Continue reading

May 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Covid-19: Last day of home-school is ‘end of an era’ | BBC News

After weeks of lessons at the kitchen table and in the lounge, how are parents and children feeling about their return to school on Monday? As Hannah watches daughter Mollie … Continue reading

March 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Parents’ Toolkit | BBC Bitesize

Resources hand-picked by BBC Bitesize: Parents’ Toolkit | BBC Bitesize

February 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Five ways to manage your wellbeing as a parent during lockdown | BBC Bitesize

Advice for parents on how to look after their mental health alongside their other responsibilities and anxieties during this difficult time. Visit the BBC website to find out more: Five … Continue reading

February 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Promote Relationships When Students Aren’t Together | Edutopia

Community building in school happens best when everyone is together in person, or in remote classes during live synchronous sessions. Yet over this past year, a large number of my … Continue reading

February 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Set Up a School Science Fair During the Pandemic | Edutopia

Last year we brainstormed together, writing ideas like these on sticky notes in the classroom. This year, we’ll use Padlet or so that both in-person and remote students can … Continue reading

February 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

8 Quick Formative Assessment Strategies to Check for Understanding | Edutopia

Using formative assessments designed to check for understanding and provide students with feedback and support is one of the most effective ways to improve and enhance student learning. Yet because … Continue reading

February 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Low-Tech Scientific Exploration for Students at Home | Edutopia

A teacher shares ideas on how students can explore common phenomena with simple materials in and around their homes. Technology is now an essential part of education, as the vast … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Maslow Before Bloom, All Day Long | Edutopia

Morning meetings are a good place to start, but what you really need is a toolkit of strategies to meet your students’ social and emotional needs all day long. Prioritizing … Continue reading

January 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Parents find all-day Zoom less captivating than they expected | The Guardian

Scrambling for devices and dashing naked from the shower: lockdown 2 has created new hurdles for families – and schools Having every child simultaneously learning online each day has left … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online

The BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies amid the latest lockdown to control Covid-19 in the UK. Primary and secondary schools are closed to most pupils, … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020 | Edutopia

Edutopia has reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized … Continue reading

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history – including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two | Media Centre

Education is absolutely vital – the BBC is here to play its part and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this to audiences so swiftly.”— Tim Davie, … Continue reading

January 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Back to School 2020: How Bitesize are supporting children, parents and teachers | BBC Bitesize

Here’s what BBC Bitesize doing to support teachers, parents and students in the new school year. The school experience may be very different this time, with staggered school days, year … Continue reading

September 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About Distance Learning | Edutopia

Teachers will be more successful at remote instruction if they believe they can do it, and school leaders can boost their sense of efficacy. Source: Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About … Continue reading

September 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Anywhere

July 21, 2020 · 1 Comment

Coronavirus: Home-schooling has been hell, say parents | BBC News

Having to home-school during the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on both parents and children, campaigners warn. The group, Sept for Schools, says it has heard from parents reduced … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems | Edutopia

Lessons learned from problems during remote learning can help inform teaching and learning this fall. Read the full article here: Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems | … Continue reading

June 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning and Schools post Covid-19 Paper for Global Citizenship Foundation

I recently had an invitation to contribute to a webinar organised by the Global Citizenship Foundation on the subject of the shape of education post-Covid-19. Here is the paper generated: … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

STEM Activities to do at home during lockdown | BostonTechMom

This seems like an interesting US site which outlines a massive range of STEM-related activities which can be completed at home during the lockdown. Thanks to Cyndi Reitmeyer for compiling … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Summative Assessment in Distance Learning | Edutopia

Whether schools are using regular grades or not, teachers need to accurately assess learning while their students are at home. These are some helpful ideas to consider from Andrew Miller … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Do Formative Assessment in Distance Learning | Edutopia

Formative assessment at a distance is challenging but possible, and we still need to check for understanding and provide meaningful feedback. The practices we use will look and sound different … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

4 Key Aspects of Teaching a K–12 Online Class | Edutopia

What an educator with experience teaching online has learned about structuring students’ online and offline experiences and how to provide feedback to keep the learning going. Read the article here: … Continue reading

May 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to travel the world from your bedroom during lockdown | BBC Bitesize

See some of the most popular tourist attractions through virtual tours, photographs and videos. Source: How to travel the world from your bedroom during lockdown | BBC Bitesize

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Inspirational Stories From Teachers During Covid-19

In the weeks that followed the announcement that schools would closing, social media has been buzzing with posts and photos using the hashtag #homeschooling While some show brilliant parents delivering … Continue reading

May 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

CBeebies releases new mindfulness app experience voiced by Stephen Fry | BBC

Children can learn and develop mindful habits to help them through these unprecedented times with the launch of Your Mindful Garden, a new CBeebies activity voiced by Stephen Fry. Developed … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Making Learning Concrete: Realising Numbers in Mathematics with Scandinavians!

I don’t tend to subscribe to the ‘what goes around comes around!’ school of thought as it often represents lazy thinking. Things which might appear similar change over time or … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

BBC Radio 4 – Woman’s Hour | Five tips for home schooling

Anna Massau, a former teacher who runs the Homeschool Guru blog, and Helena Gillespie, Professor of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, share their advice for home schooling. Read them … Continue reading

April 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Stars take part in BBC lockdown learning scheme | BBC News

Sir David Attenborough, Danny Dyer and Jodie Whittaker are among the celebrity supply teachers who will be helping the BBC educate the nation’s schoolchildren during the coronavirus lockdown. Footballer Sergio … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment