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How are we intelligent, and how is that determined?

Friday, 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

Wednesday, 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...

5 Wonderful Ideas from Leaps: Episode E

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

What does a yellow elephant, a furry frog and a rubber duck have in common? Read on to find the answer! Many studies have shown that when children are given the chance to explore, be creative, co-create, and have fun, they become more engaged in learning. And yet, the "joy factor" in education is...

Joy + Meaning = Good Learning

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The concept of work and play are two human-invented terminologies to describe tasks that are either (i) done to achieve an outcome (or should we say ‘income’?) or (ii) tasks that may end without a tangible outcome. More often than not, society is conditioned to think of one as boring and the other..

Is learning a destination or a process, and are children enjoying it?

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Do you remember when you were a child, so keen to touch everything you see, and so eager to try and do and question? And sometimes during that process, you had a fall, you got a scratch, you didn’t get it right - but you didn’t give up did you? No, you got back up and you begin to learn that...

"Study first, then play" - but why can't it be both?

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Have you ever made this bargain with your kids, “Study first, then you can play”?‍If you have, you are definitely not alone. This negotiation has been made by parents and teachers since time immemorial as the big, shiny carrot to get children to put in the hard work of learning before they can...

5 Education Revelations from Leaps: Episode H

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

“Any education is an outgrowth of the needs of the society in which it exists.” -John Dewey‍Throughout history, the purpose of education has taken many forms, from religious teachings to preparing society for an industrialised workforce. ‍Fast forward to where we are today - we are living in a...

Global competency: How are we preparing our children to inherit the world?

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Our world today looks very similar to a game of dominoes - where tiles are stacked upright and close to one another, and when one tile topples, the rest follow suit. Like the school climate strikes started by Greta Thunberg which became a larger, global movement demanding world leaders to pay...

Different child, different needs: Leveling the playing field for every child to succeed by promoting equity in the classroom

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

In the real world world, the scenario above would be a perfect example of ‘equality’ where every child is provided with the same resources needed to excel in school but it would be a flawed example of ‘equity’. The reason being that equality and equity are simply not the same...

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