The Learning Renaissance

Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

A super-helpful list of simple assessment strategies and tips to help you in your teaching, planning, and curriculum design, compiled by Saga Briggs. Find them here: Simple Assessment Strategies You … Continue reading

July 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

14 Things Every Student Needs

What does every single student need – absolutely, positively have to have – to succeed inside and outside of the classroom? Find out here: What Every Student Needs | Terry … Continue reading

April 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Importance of Family

August 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

9 Principles of Student Engagement in a Virtual Classroom | TeachThought

For educators around the world, remote learning went from a boutique instructional option to a global necessity in a manner of months. And, while the majority of teachers and students … Continue reading

April 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Gamification: Changing the Ground Rules For Learning

Much has been written about the subject of gamification in learning. It covers a massive scope of developments. At one end of the spectrum is included artificial intelligence, online training … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Key Learning Theories Explained

This chart gives you access to the key learning theories shaping learning. The accompanying article gives further detail. Thanks to Richard Millward and Terry Heick for all their hard work … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Critical Thinking Skills and a New Curriculum

Having taught History in secondary school, I always ensured I moved to schools which had adopted the School Council History Project (SCHP). Whereas many schools were happy to treat History … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

30 of the Best Books to Teach Children Empathy | TeachThought

Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Unlike sympathy or compassion, empathy doesn’t require you to feel for  them, though … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Power of “I Don’t Know”

  A major shortcoming of the vision of the teacher as subject expert in a system of knowledge transmission is the expectation that the teacher will always know the answer … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Great Infographic on the Principles of Modern Learning

Source: 12 Principles Of Modern Learning |

April 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

21st Century Pedagogy: a Student Perspective

The modern learner has to sift through a lot of information. That means higher level thinking skills like analysis and evaluation are necessary just to reduce all the noise and … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Purposeful Use of Technology in the Classroom

I think this might be over-egging the pudding in its assertions as there are limits to how well the technology can be used which reside outside the control of the … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Integrating Technology into Learning: Culture, Focus and Processes

A number of recent conversations with both educational leaders and educational technology providers (I’ve been both in my time) came into sharp focus today when a member of a leading … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Getting to Know Your Students as Learners…

In former days, the emphasis on the first day of term was that it was the day the teaching started. However a little forethought and preparatory work might make the … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meaningful & Meaningless Learning – 23 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do | TeachThought

It’s fine to start with an academic standard, but standards aren’t meaningful to students. Either make the work meaningful, or shelve it until you can. If you can’t, ask someone … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment