The Learning Renaissance

Work Stress: How the 42% Rule Could Help You Recover from Burnout

If you feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed, you could be suffering from burnout. Try applying this scientifically approved formula to your daily routine to see if it could help ease … Continue reading

August 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Diminishing Returns of Productivity Culture | Culture Study

Technology robbed workers’ of what had been highly valued physical knowledge about a job: the precise way to jimmy a stuck gear, the sound a machine makes when something’s about … Continue reading

June 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Leading an Exhausted Workforce | Harvard Business Review

Make sure you aren’t causing unnecessary anxiety on top of what people are already dealing with. In a time of crisis, there is a greater need for mental acuity, as … Continue reading

April 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Feeling Unfulfilled or Stuck at Work? 3 Ways to Help You Get Unstuck | ideas.TED.com

Have you been working heads down for so long that you’re not sure what you find interesting anymore? Or are you bored in your work life, confused, or unsure where … Continue reading

March 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Is ‘Productivity Dysmorphia’ Stopping You From Enjoying Your Successes? | Inc.com

Being successful is one challenge. Actually feeling successful is another. Without context, success is a meaningless word. Does it mean a particular bank balance or fancy title? The admiration of others? A … Continue reading

February 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Why You Make Better First Impressions Than You Think | BBC Worklife

We often cringe after conversations, convinced we made a bad impression. But research says we may be more likeable than we think. You might expect gender differences in the results, … Continue reading

November 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Micro Habit Stacking – 25 Small Changes To Improve Your Life | Medium

Building habits in small ways is a sustainable approach that doesn’t overwhelm your brain. A small action daily is infinitely better and more impactful than a massive change you can’t … Continue reading

November 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome at Work | The Asana Blog

Get tips on how to overcome imposter syndrome from Owen O’Kane, a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in physical and mental health. Whether we know it or not, … Continue reading

November 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Work Mental Health + Performance | The Skill Collective

Research into the productivity costs of poor mental health on the workplace, as well as findings into the return on investment into mental health, build a case for the importance … Continue reading

November 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

The School Newspaper… with an online twist!

In an increasingly sterile knowledge-based curriculum, the school newspaper provides an opportunity for pupils to write creatively, purposefully and for an audience whilst embracing skills such as collaboration and teamwork … Continue reading

November 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace the Small World Rule to Achieve Huge Goals | Inc.com

The small world rule is an emotionally intelligent way to stay the course when you feel overworked, overwhelmed, and close to giving up. What had once sounded fun had become … Continue reading

September 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Autism and Employment Opportunities

A subject close to my heart here… For people with autism, the transition from school to employment may be a very difficult one. School is so often a very difficult … Continue reading

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Recognizing When It’s Time for a Change | Edutopia

From switching schools to pursuing new opportunities in the district, teachers can make changes to address their burnout, writes a teacher career coach. When I start meeting with teachers, they … Continue reading

July 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Coronavirus vs the Work/Life Balance

May 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Remote Work Needs

March 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ways to Make Teaching a More Sustainable Profession | Edutopia

Tips for school leaders seeking to foster an environment that supports, engages, and motivates teachers. With each day that I work with teachers, I am more convinced that it is vital … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Lost school time ‘will hurt economy for 65 years’ | BBC News

The school time lost because of the pandemic could harm the UK economy for the next 65 years, research published by the Royal Society suggests. The study says the disruption … Continue reading

July 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

‘Skills, skills, skills’ for recovery, says Halfon | BBC News

Apprenticeships must be “front and centre” of plans to boost skills in the post-Covid recovery, says Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee. But he wants the funding levy … Continue reading

July 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Essence of Reflective Practice…

The disruption caused by Coronavirus to the normal pattern of schooling may have many implications when schools return to something approaching a new normal. There will undoubtedly be many potential … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

How Teachers Can Prioritize Self-Care While Working From Home | Edutopia

Teachers adjusting to teaching from home while schools are closed may need to work out new routines to stay grounded. Tending to our personal health seems important but also really … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Common Courtesy… Or Supporting a Neurodiverse Person?

Some more clear thinking from Professor Amanda Kirby on the issue of supporting neurodiverse people in your school or company. Nothing revolutionary here, simple a rational and consistent approach to … Continue reading

February 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

14 points that matter to literacy | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

As work changes and jobs demand higher level skills, people without good reading skills are most at risk of being left behind. Reading is the learning-to-learn skill. It’s the cornerstone … Continue reading

January 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019 | Education Support

Work-related stress in the teaching profession has increased for the third consecutive year, with sharp rises in tearfulness, difficulty sleeping and irritability amongst education professionals across the UK according to … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Supporting Teacher Well-Being and Mental Health | Teach Well Alliance

Many thanks to the redoubtable Steve Waters for his kind permission to reproduce this essential and comprehensive mental health audit tool for your school. This is all the information you … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence: Towards an Operational Definition For Learning

Many thanks to Daniel Sobel for bringing this table based on work by Daniel Goleman back to my attention. I first read it when completing the National Professional Qualification for … Continue reading

December 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Teacher Workload: A crisis which can only be solved with new thinking

There has always been a crisis over teacher workload in British schools. When I began my teaching career it was related to marking. The assumption that you would keep on … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Warren Bennis on Emotional Intelligence

August 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

What is Really Needed to Succeed: Emotional Quotient vs Intelligence Quotient | Medium.com

Why have Emotional Quotient vs Intelligence Quotient become so vital topic for discussion? The truth is that the terms have a direct connection with the professional activities and are interrelated … Continue reading

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Neurodiversity in the workplace | ACAS

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term that many people may not yet know much about. However, learning more about neurodiversity and taking steps to better support it in workplaces can … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Neurodiversity: Exploring Some Realities

I can thoroughly commend the work of Professor Amanda Kirby in developing the term ‘neurodiversity’ to characterise the wide range of conditions previously held under the ‘autism spectrum disorders’. It … Continue reading

August 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Archives

Contributors