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Why should we reword effort, and how

Thursday, 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?

Thursday, October 7, 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...

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