The Learning Renaissance

How – and Why – to Introduce Visual Note-Taking to Your Students | Edutopia

Visual note-taking allows information to be processed by the brain in three different ways. Students who were asked to draw what they’d learned were nearly twice as likely to remember … Continue reading

March 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Microlearning Principle: Shorter, Bite-Sized Learning Improves Retention by up to 80% | Medium

Small bites of learning can be highly effective for busy professionals and everyone who values learning but don’t have time for intensive learning. Read the article here: The Microlearning Principle: … Continue reading

September 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

6 Must-Watch TEDx Talks to Kick Off the School Year | Edutopia

In less than 20 minutes each, these six brilliant TEDx Talks explore topics like chronic exhaustion, cultural identity, and emotional intelligence, among others. Via: 6 Must-Watch TEDx Talks to Kick … Continue reading

August 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Thanks for the Memories

April 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why do we remember things differently? | BBC Bitesize

Ever disagreed with a friend about a childhood memory? Maybe you couldn’t agree on what happened in a film you saw, how it ended, or even the cinema where you … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Does it matter which path? | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
Image acknolwedgement In teaching and learning terms that is. Asking somebody to do something or giving instructions to be followed is an everyday thing but…

November 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Team

It is good to know, when resources are being pared back that there is still great work being done by local authority education teams in the UK. Here is one … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mental Models as Learning Scaffolding

I came across this illuminating article regarding mental models at Headguruteacher and wondered how many teachers construct lessons in a way to maximise the chances of all students assimilating and remembering … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

How does my memory measure up? | BBC iWonder

Discover how human memory works, meet minds that never forget and find out how our powers of recall rank in the natural world. Read more here: How does my memory … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

How do I increase my child’s intelligence? | BBC iWonder

During the first five years of a child’s life 90% of their brain development takes place. Up to 51% of a child’s development is thought to be defined by environmental … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Did You Know?

Taking notes by longhand encourages a deeper processing of ideas, which can lead to a better understanding of the material. – Mueller & Oppenheimer, 2014

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Did You Know?

Curiosity not only increases motivation to learn, but it also produces chemical changes in the brain that improve memory.   –  Gruber, Gelman and Ranganath, 2014

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Improving Reading Speed, Accuracy and Recall

As the ability to read and absorb information at a high sustained rate remains a key skill, I’m always amazed that schools don’t invest more in developing effective reading techniques, … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Music Lessons Combat Poverty’s Effect on the Brain | Scientific American

Scientists have observed that reading ability scales with socio-economic status. Yet music might help close the gap, according to Nina Kraus and her colleagues at Northwestern University. Read more: Music … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment