Centering Dialogue in the Classroom: It’s about WE, not ME!

2020-02-21T13:05:04+01:00

Given the current political climate marked by an increase in school-based hate crimes, engaging students in authentic conversations related to the social, cultural or political—without fear of alienating those who hold different opinions and ultimately compromising curiosity, openness, and critical thinking—can seem like a near-impossible task. Further, educators often express a lack of pedagogical confidence to effectively [...]

Centering Dialogue in the Classroom: It’s about WE, not ME!2020-02-21T13:05:04+01:00

TIPS TO IMPROVE ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS

2020-02-21T17:45:06+01:00

INTRODUCTION According to the Oxford Living Dictionaries, to listen is to give attention to sound or action. When listening, one is hearing what others are saying and trying to understand what it means. The act of listening involves cognitive and behavioural processes. Listening is an important component of learning. A student’s ability to actively listen [...]

TIPS TO IMPROVE ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS2020-02-21T17:45:06+01:00

The New Superpower

2020-02-21T11:58:16+01:00

Share everything. That was Robert Fulghum’s first lesson in Kindergarten. It turns out that learning to share will be even more important than Fulghum thought. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence. Production has been the focus of modern economies. We’ve reached the point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, [...]

The New Superpower2020-02-21T11:58:16+01:00

10 TIPS TO REDUCE HOMEWORK STRESS

2020-02-21T18:07:08+01:00

INTRODUCTION Homework is an essential part of school education and can not be avoided. It is normal for students to get overwhelmed or frustrated as a result of multiple difficult homework, but this goes further to cause a serious damage on their ability to focus and retain vital information. It can also lead to piled [...]

10 TIPS TO REDUCE HOMEWORK STRESS2020-02-21T18:07:08+01:00

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO STUDY?

2020-02-21T19:12:56+01:00

INTRODUCTION Learning to manage your time effectively is an important skill in life. The perfect time to study is different for everyone. As long as you are consistent in your schedule, your brain and body will get used to studying at the same time every day. It’s important to pick a good location without distractions [...]

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO STUDY?2020-02-21T19:12:56+01:00

Deciding Which School is Right for Your Child

2020-02-17T15:23:21+01:00

  In today’s world of standardized tests, we have an abundance of data available about our children. While all standardized tests are not equivalent and some reveal much more about our children’s capabilities than others, parents today have more information about their children than ever before. As beneficial as such information can be, it also [...]

Deciding Which School is Right for Your Child2020-02-17T15:23:21+01:00

A Parent’s Call to Action: Leveraging Personalized Learning for Your Child

2020-02-14T16:10:09+01:00

  From the day of diagnosis, parents of students with disabilities begin the long journey of paving paths through a world designed for the mythical “average” person. In education, we grow accustomed to challenging traditional systems to serve our children so they too can reach their full potential. But the daily struggle is made more [...]

A Parent’s Call to Action: Leveraging Personalized Learning for Your Child2020-02-14T16:10:09+01:00

How Project-Based Learning Unleashes Students’ Creativity

2020-02-14T14:43:13+01:00

  Students can’t learn to become a “good person” by doing a worksheet, and their creativity can’t be measured by taking a test. With that said, as teachers, we often feel that it is our duty to teach them to master academic standards, while also empowering them to think creatively, work together, and above all, [...]

How Project-Based Learning Unleashes Students’ Creativity2020-02-14T14:43:13+01:00

Gen Z and the Skills Gap

2020-02-14T13:47:05+01:00

My oldest son, a junior at an elite university in California, went to a traditional college prep high school where he claims he was imminently prepared for post-secondary studies but did little to improve his chances of entering the workforce. My youngest son, a senior at New Technology High School in Napa, flips that script, saying he [...]

Gen Z and the Skills Gap2020-02-14T13:47:05+01:00

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs

2020-02-13T18:36:20+01:00

  The new year has begun with a flurry of activity from the World Economic Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that provides a blueprint for education and business leaders concerned with the future of work. In September, the WEF published the Future of Jobs Report 2018 and it’s now a hot topic at the annual gathering of [...]

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs2020-02-13T18:36:20+01:00