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The Characteristics of Inspiring Teachers

Download this infographic entitled Characteristics of Inspiring Teachers, here. The infographic comes from the publication Inspiring teachers: perspectives and practices, and the full report can be viewed on ResearchGate, the … Continue reading

September 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: A Little Umph

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Thought For The Day: Josie Bisset on Dreams

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Thought For The Day: Look a Little Harder

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Thought For The Day: A New Hope

March 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Infinite Hope

March 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Definition of a Hero

November 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be That Girl

Mutual support is a public good – everyone is enriched and no-one is reduced in stature by it…

August 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Radio 1 Relax

The BBC have launched a brand new 24/7 wellbeing stream: Radio 1 Relax, featuring blissed-out beats and inspirational speech to unwind your mind. It brings together content from across Radio … Continue reading

April 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Happy International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dialogue Generator

Free creative writing exercises and prompts, from WritingExercises.co.uk The aim of these writing prompts is to help with dialogue writing. This can be useful for narrative writing. When you click … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: KBO

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Thought For The Day: Positive Action

November 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Enrol your school to be part of a world-class STEM experiment design project in association with NASA and have your experiment flown to the International Space Station

As well as authoring books on future learning, one of my great joys has been to work with ISSET to inspire young people to world on world-class collaborations with NASA. … Continue reading

November 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

7 Ways to Infuse Your Middle or High School Curriculum With Hope | Edutopia

Young people dealing with the effects of the pandemic can be encouraged through lessons that inspire resilience. It really stinks right now to be a teen. So I would argue … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Inspiration of Teachers…

I’ve said this before, but one of the only reasons I’m a writer is because I had a teacher in 3rd grade who looked at my poem about clouds & … Continue reading

October 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Write Fire!

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Thought For The Day: The Best Teachers

September 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Thinking Teacher: On Inspiration | Oliver Quinlan

Oliver Quinlan shares some of the key ideas from his book The Thinking Teacher. Being inspired by something feels good; it makes you feel energised, like you have learned something … Continue reading

July 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Let Your Light Shine

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Thought For The Day: Teachers as Foundation Stones of Society

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Thought For The Day: Never Too Late

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52 Character Building Thoughts for Children | KellyBear.com

The wisdom of Leah Davies has been shared on The Learning Renaissance before. Here, reproduced from her Kelly Bear site, is a list of thoughts and inspirational quotes for children … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond Covid 19: Education in the Time of Corona, June 6th 2020

I’m honoured to be part of this panel of distinguished educators on the Online Educational Leadership Forum for a discussion about education beyond the virus. The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Nordic Schools and the Nordic Teaching Model

I was delighted to have been invited to join the Nordic Schools network. I’ve leaned heavily on the Scandinavian experience of educational development. I think their experiences are instructive because … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Latest ISSET podcast considers Making a Home in Space with astronaut Bill McArthur Jones

Making a Home in Space – FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show Tuesday 26th May Astronaut and Test Pilot Bill McArthur Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

My article for Teaching Times on Building Professional Development Capacity published

My article on Building professional development capacity has recently been published in Teaching Times. What a tremendous repository of innovative thinking and ideas Teaching Times is. I can thoroughly recommend … Continue reading

May 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

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