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

GUIDE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF ESSAYS

2020-02-17T16:35:05+01:00

WHAT IS AN ESSAY? The word essay was gotten from a Latin ‘exagium’ which can be translated to mean “presenting one’s case”. An essay is generally a piece of writing outlining the writer's perspective or story. It is often considered synonymous with a story or an article.  TYPES OF ESSAYS There are so many types of essays [...]

GUIDE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF ESSAYS2020-02-17T16:35:05+01:00

NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS THAT CAN AFFECT YOUR GRADE

2020-02-14T19:03:03+01:00

NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS are anti-social behaviours. This refers to behaviours that are not acceptable by society and can cause harm to the wellbeing and the image of the society. A nation in which majority of its citizens engage in negative acts brings bad name, poor image and disrespect. Below are some negative behaviours that [...]

NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS THAT CAN AFFECT YOUR GRADE2020-02-14T19:03:03+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

32 Ways AI is Improving Education

2020-02-13T18:20:16+01:00

In the last few years, machine learning applications have quietly entered every aspect of life: social media to speech recognition, radiology to retail, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service, robotics to route optimization. During the 40 year information age, we told computers what to do. With advances in artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, [...]

32 Ways AI is Improving Education2020-02-13T18:20:16+01:00

Enhancing Student Learning: Seven Principles for Good Practice

2020-02-13T17:27:25+01:00

  The Seven Principles Resource Center The following principles are anchored in extensive research about teaching, learning, and the college experience. 1. Good Practice Encourages Student – Instructor Contact Frequent student – instructor contact in and out of classes is an important factor in student motivation and involvement. Instructor concern helps students get through rough times [...]

Enhancing Student Learning: Seven Principles for Good Practice2020-02-13T17:27:25+01:00