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5 Fresh Perspectives from Leaps: Episode T

January 11, 2022

The origin of the word ‘school’ is Greek for ‘leisure’. Education is not merely about preparing people to be productive in society but also for seeking truth and enjoying the process of it. With this lens, school should be something to look forward to. A place to build good friendships...

"If only this was designed better"

November 17, 2021

When we encounter a problem, as simple as not being able to open a bottle cap of water, the first thing you might think is “If only this was designed better” or maybe “What can I use to make this easier?” You as the consumer of the product think about how the product could be better suited for...

How does diversity make us smarter?

November 11, 2021

An article from Scientific America titled “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter” states that “decades of research by organisational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, and...

We cannot return to the world as it was before

November 5, 2021

COVID-19 has brought dangerous times for public education, with risks of fragmentation and unravelling as we stand to lose both teachers and students who may not return to schools once they reopen. We should be concerned that we can already hear claims that the current emergency and ad-hoc...

5 Thought-Provoking Questions from Leaps: Episode R

October 29, 2021

The pressure to perform today is greater than it ever was before. In a hyper interconnected world, students are constantly exposed to comparison, while they continue to face academic pressure from school and home. But what are we really asking them to chase? What does it mean to pursue perfection...

Why should we reward effort, and how

September 23, 2021

Winners get a shiny trophy for their hard work, but does that mean those who didn’t win, didn’t work just as hard?As we go through our journey through life, there will be times we achieve our goals and succeed, but there are also times when we fail. As this is the reality, does that...

How are we intelligent, and how is that determined?

September 10, 2021

How are we intelligent? Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds in the world once said,“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is not smart.” Based on the quote, can you imagine? A fish asked to climb a tree! ..

5 Building Blocks of Character from Leaps: Episode A

August 25, 2021

A safe and well-functioning building cannot exist without a firm foundation. Likewise, building a better tomorrow for children, means building the right foundation for it today. Having good character and a sense of integrity is that very foundation that guides a young person even when no one is...

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