The Learning Renaissance

Opposing Intolerance

In an era when the US President describes poorer countries as “shitholes” and mocks the disabled and ethnic minority groups, we must realise that we have an obligation, if we … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: John Glenn

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

52 Character-Building Thoughts for Children

Really enjoyed reading these simple thoughts and then got to thinking about a school built around these pointers. What a wonderful school it would be! 52 Character Building Thoughts for … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: For Teachers

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Periodic Table of the Elements in Pictures

A great infographic showing not only the chemical elements but also some of their uses…   View an interactive version here, and download pdf and hi-res version for print: http://elements.wlonk.com/ElementsTable.htm

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing

Daniel Goleman is a leading light on wellbeing and mindfulness.  In this short article he explains the thinking underlying these concepts and the neuro-scientific research underpinning them. Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Value of Encouragement

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December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Neuroscience of Better Feedback

Too often in schools we get hung up on homework and marking. We judge things in volume and in grades. I’ve always thought their might be a better way to … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Microsoft: The Future Decoded Conference Notes

I’m a great fan of compiling notes in a visual format as it is more nuanced that typed text and more engaging for your audience. Ian Fordham from Microsoft, helpfully … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Curiosity

December 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Careers of Passion

An interesting article validating research that most teachers could confirm from their own experience… that passion is as important as subject knowledge in supporting young people in developing excellent careers. … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Play and Development

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Play: The Essence of Learning

I’m focussing on the theme of play at the moment as it seems to be at the heart of all effective learning systems. It is highly significant that the best … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Teacher Integrity

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Principles in Designing Learning Spaces – Rosen Bosch

When working on the Building Schools for the Future programme we always used to talk about learning spaces, even when teachers talked about classrooms. The standard classroom can be a … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: George Santayana

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Compassion as a Classroom Tool: an article by Andrea Marshbank

If the first year of teaching leads you to a single conclusion, it should be this… that being fair is more important than being right. Too many new entrants to … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice

When first appointed to the leadership team of an inner city school, I was struck by the abrasiveness of relationships and recourse to abuse and violence amongst the students. Too … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Empowering Learning Through Experience

The search for new curriculum approaches, should in many cases, be promoted as part of a desire to ensure that the curriculum offered in schools is not ossified in granules … Continue reading

October 4, 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

TED Talks: Every Kid Needs a Champion | Rita Pierson

An inspirational TEDTalk by Rita Pierson on inspiring learners… Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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