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“WORLDSCHOOLING”: What is it about? – Part 2
Posted on: June 21, 2019

The idea is to strew interesting things in our child’s path that they can then choose to pursue or pass by depending on whether or not it is interesting to them. Adds Ashley Dymock, “For world un-schoolers, the power of travel means that the world will strew for them…

Taking up a Career by Choice or by Chance - Part 1

Taking up a Career by Choice or by Chance – Part 1
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Once our children complete education, the job market opens up for them. How to choose a meaningful career? Do we get to choose, or do we leave it to chance? This is something most of us have considered ourselves when we were still at the threshold of our future gates…

“WORLDSCHOOLING”: What is it about? – Part 1
Posted on: May 11, 2019

What holds us down to a place when we have kids in the family going to school? Definitely school, school holidays, and school curriculum, isn’t it?

Now things are beginning to take on a new outlook to this concept of schooling. With the advent of remote working culture, more families may want to take up a nomadic lifestyle, ditching school altogether to travel the world with their children. But the question lying at the forefront is “How can I educate my child while I’m moving around places?”…

Does giving Downtime to Students Foster Creativity? - Part 2

Does giving Downtime to Students Foster Creativity? – Part 2
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Jennifer says, “Let it go”. She says there’s a simple solution to this problem that educators and employers could tap into immediately. Recent research has shown that ‘letting the mind wander’ is one of the best ways to foster creativity…

Teaching Students Beyond the Syllabus - Part 2

Teaching Students Beyond the Syllabus – Part 2
Posted on: April 25, 2019

However, all parents want the best for their kids, although unknowing of how to give it to them. Teachers let their students know that they have the capability to control their future, making different decisions than their parents, which can lead to a better life…

Does giving Downtime to Students Foster Creativity? - Part 1

Does giving Downtime to Students Foster Creativity? – Part 1
Posted on: April 20, 2019

How can we help our students be more creative?
“We can surely learn something from Finland schools. Finland gets it right”, says Jennifer Lachs. How? The Finnish school system has long been praised for its innovative and creative approach to education…

Teaching Students Beyond the Syllabus - Part 1

Teaching Students Beyond the Syllabus – Part 1
Posted on: April 12, 2019

A teacher spends a good lot of time with his/her students through a whole year. They are influential by nature and are on the lookout for opportunities to teach their students life lessons when they present themselves…

Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom - Part 2

Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom – Part 2
Posted on: April 4, 2019

The beliefs that students adopt about learning and their own brains will affect their performance. Research shows that when students adopt a “growth mindset vs fixed mindset”, they are most likely to engage in reflective thinking about how they learn and grow. Teaching kids about the science of metacognition can be an empowering tool, helping students understand how they can literally grow their brains…

Understanding my Teaching Style - Part 2

Understanding my Teaching Style – Part 2
Posted on: March 29, 2019

It is vital to engage students in their learning process. Selecting a style that meets the needs of diverse students at different learning levels begins with a personal inventory – a self-evaluation of the teacher’s strengths and weaknesses. As teachers develop their style and integrate them with effective classroom management skills, they will learn what works best for them, their personalities, and the curriculum…

Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom - Part 1

Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom – Part 1
Posted on: March 23, 2019

“Since antiquity, philosophers have been intrigued by how human beings develop self-awareness – the ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us. Today, research not only shows that self-awareness evolves during childhood but also that its development is linked to metacognitive processes of the brain”, says Marilyn Price Michelle…

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