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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...

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 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.” Can you imagine, a fish being asked to climb a tree! Or maybe ...

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...

5 Wonderful Ideas from Leaps: Episode E

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

May 6, 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..

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