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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 factors. Explore this feature on the BBC website: How do I increase my child’s intelligence? | BBC iWonder https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/bbc-iwonder-how-do-i-increase-my-childs-intelligence/

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Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the top 10 TED Talks featured on Lifehacker. 10. Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are Change your posture, change your life. Amy Cuddy explains how […]

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Educational Theories Explored – An Index of the Most Influential Theories Informing Learning Design

Without a coherent and consistent theory to underpin learning, you risk each lesson or learning episode becoming a stand alone and random opportunity. Our friends at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning have referred us to the excellent work of Instructional Design who have published a list of fifty of the most influential educational theories which inform the design of learning. […]

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The Relationship Between Mindset and Outcomes in Learning, from Carol Dweck

In Two Minds The psychology of learning is greatly underestimated in the classroom to our peril. Perhaps it is the headlong rush to master content that limits time for planning and reviewing of learning and the lessons learned from the approaches applied. In some respects this is about the need to externalise and divorce the […]

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The Use of Games as a Learning Strategy in the Classroom

This article from David Wortley neatly outlines the process and advantages of using games as part of the class learning strategy… https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/the-use-of-games-as-a-learning-strategy-in-the-classroom/

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