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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...

Together, we can change the world for the better

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

As we go through the challenges of isolation brought on by the current pandemic, the Internet has brought us closer as one even though we may be physically apart. From stories about neighbours looking out for one another to social groups sewing masks and PPE suits for frontliners, these stories...

One ordinary person can make a difference

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” to inspire and remind us how everyone has the power to make an impact. ‍Watch the video of teachers, students and parents sharing about their encounters with small, simple acts that have made a difference. ...

A simple act can have big impact

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

It’s easy to feel like one person can’t make a difference, and the world has so many big problems that seem impossible to solve. So when we think about making a difference, we often fall for the myth that it has to be something of astronomical effect which is not true. ...

Staying connected to heal the distance

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

It hasn’t been easy for everyone to sit at home in isolation, especially when we’re so used to meeting everyone at school and at work and spending time with friends and family. 2020 has helped us appreciate moments spent together with loved ones...

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