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

Planning a Better Future with Fabienne Vailes

Another week, another great conversation with an educator passionate about change in education and learning. Fabienne Vailes has experience of education in most of its phases and can see clearly … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Insights into the Parent Relationship with School and Learning from Liz Keable

I found a conversation started recently by Liz Keable on LinkedIn very insightful regarding the relationship of the parent and the school in supporting learning of the individual child. Improving … Continue reading

June 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Shifting Directions in Learning and Schools

When he was the Chief Education Officer of Birmingham Local Authority, Tim Brighouse often used to say that he would willingly give up control of pupils once they reached secondary … Continue reading

February 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Developing Your Teams

Your staff are the most valuable asset in securing the best futures for your pupils. They need to be valued, consulted and developed by mentors. These things must happen not … Continue reading

November 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

The School Mission Statement…

The school mission statement…. a bold outline of the key drivers of the school culture… or is it? Much depends on who contributed and how it is written. If it … Continue reading

May 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bereavement Counselling in Schools

A thoughtful question from Daniel Sobel on LinkedIn: Do our schools need more training in how to support children and families in bereavement? The first reply was a plaintive cry, … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Leadership Style: Armoured or Daring?

via: Brene Brown | LinkedIn

April 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning Arches – a structured way to design online learning content quickly and consistently

This is a significant article for educators trying to quickly develop significant amounts of online learning to keep students supported with quality resources… click the link on the name to … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Teachers and Existential Problem Solving

Teachers all over the world will be tackling and solving the problem of how education can continue during the Coronavirus pandemic… Source: Ken Buck on LinkedIn

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

New Learning Paradigms from Charles Sosnik

An interesting article from Charles Sosnik from California, who demonstrates the way forward for learning seems to be coalescing internationally in independent learning. Learning is becoming consumerized. There is actually … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning Technologies and How to Develop and Deploy Them: Changing the Paradigm

I generally take a sceptical view of educational technology because the implementers tend to want to shoe-horn in new technologies without going to the trouble of the professional development required … Continue reading

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Phil Rooke’s 15-minute Music Break: Music Building Learning!

I’ve been conversing with Phil Rooke on matters about the future of education for almost a decade and his passion and innovative insights never fail to impress me. At a … Continue reading

November 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Learning Pyramid – Teach What You Learn

In this example of the cone of learning and retention, the flat figure has been transposed into a pyramid and the suggestion is that the volume of each layer graphically … Continue reading

July 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

I often make a distinction between working in a company and being a teacher. In this case I don’t see a distinction… the principles of teacher retention revolve around these … Continue reading

July 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Personalised Learning in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Thanks to Dr Tassos Anastasiades for this model of learning that he has developed to reflect the higher order learning skills that need to be developed to equip students for … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Coaching, Culture and Excellence

Glynis Frater outlines the key considerations in an effective school-based coaching model: Coaching has the power to change perceptions of self, to create opportunities for innovation, to build a culture … Continue reading

May 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Emotional Energy Matrix in Your School

An interesting article from Joseph Little,  Director at CPC SYSTEMS LIMITED on the emotional energy matrix and its applications to organisations. It certainly rings true of every school I’ve worked … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Are there any teachers out there who would encourage their students to pursue teaching?

An interesting article by Sandro Bellantone which hints at what is behind the teacher recruitment and retention crisis… Are there any teachers out there who would encourage their students to … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

Growth Mindset: A Key to Future Learning – Sindu Sreebhavan Explains

Success is not the result of mere talent and intelligence. In fact, success is the result of how we fuel our skills with attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and habits. It is … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Professional Development Deficiencies: An International Perspective

I’m writing a book in which this is a key theme and found this article very supportive of my experience of the shortcomings of professional development programmes… How often does … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Creating High Performance Teams

High performance teams can only perform consistently in a culture that allows collaboration, risk taking and critical thinking to thrive. Daniel Goleman gives some insights in how to construct and … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why Personalisation is the Future

This is a really useful infographic showing how personalisation compares to other forms of pedagogical approach. Personalisation is not about pedagogy, with the teacher controlling the pace and agenda for … Continue reading

March 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Student Mental Health in Schools

There is much more attention being paid to the issues surrounding the mental health of students in schools. Attention is of course great, and an improvement from when mental health … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

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