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Effective Character Education: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Schools

September 22, 2022

Think about a time you faced a moral dilemma. How did you come to a decision? Did you put yourself in the shoes of someone involved? Or were you thinking about what a trusted mentor might do in your situation? Many of the skills used in decision-making like this, come from character education...

Play-based Learning: Why We Struggle to Implement it Beyond Pre-school

September 1, 2022

Critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence. These are just some of the competencies that employers look for when hiring, and they take time to develop over a person’s childhood through their adolescent years - often through play. For children, play-based learning (PBL) develops...

Raising Changemakers in Children, One Conversation at a Time

July 27, 2022

What makes lightning happen? Why are people’s eyes different colours? How come adults go to war but tell children not to fight? If you’ve ever spent time talking with children, you’d know they are naturally curious. It’s likely you've heard similar questions as well...

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 a huge challenge for public education as there is also a risk of losing both teachers and students who may not return to schools once they reopen. We already hear talk about how current emergency and ad-hoc measures should be transformed into lasting reforms...

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...

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