For quite a number of years, my niece would constantly bite her nails. We initially took it as a harmless habit, but her mother was concerned about it around the clock. She went to child therapists and consulted a dentist. They advised her to address her child’s anxieties and suggested that a habit breaking appliance […]
Human brain is like a play dough. All the positive and negative interactions that we have, thoughts that run throughout the day, and emotions that we feel, shape and mould the architecture of our brains since the day we are born. During the first 1000 days of life, more than 700 neural connections are rapidly […]
Education experts encourage the incorporation of STEAM learning from early childhood. If you work in the education sector, are a parent or a guardian of a child, then you would have probably heard of STEM – the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Baking is one of those activities that everyone says is fun to do with children, especially young children. ‘They can learn so much’, apparently… little do these ‘wise’ folk without young children know, just what a chore it is to really ‘allow’ kids loose in the kitchen
As a new parent, I am always looking out for ways to create a positive learning environment at home. I know for the fact that in-person interactions, involvement in different activities and daily experiences greatly impact the outcomes for children.
When I had my son eight months ago, my husband and I made a pact that we would be strict when it comes to screen time. The first five months passed and my baby would only look at the devices in awe. The lights and sounds probably fascinated him.
The desire to learn stays with many of us for a lifetime, but for others may be a struggle. They may not have had a great early learning experience, or they were not engaged in a way that worked for them. So much more is known now about how young people learn best – how to identify their habits […]
The Internet is great. Like, really great. There is so much to see, share and laugh about. It is your best friend when doing research and completing homework.
Melissa’s stomach tightened as she saw the Instagram post with a picture of herself bending down to tie her shoe. The comments above the unflattering image, all in caps, ‘Ever watch a cow tie her shoes? Well now you have!’ The additional comments were worse, comparing her to all manner of farm animals, circus elephants […]
I have always been a firm believer that each of our brains are highly individual; that we each have highly personalised skills and abilities that more suited for some fields of study and expertise compared to others.
For the majority of us, Math or Maths is this rather dreary, arbitrary, very abstract subject that we occasionally apply when we’re out shopping.
Since time immemorial, examinations have been used as a measure of academic success. Ancient Chinese folklore tell many tales of country youth, in their abiding desire to better themselves and their fates, head to the then-capital of Peking to sit the Imperial exams, to join the ranks of the elite Government.
The Core of all Learning – it isn’t about what you know, but what you can create from what you know – An Interview with Diana Laufenberg
Every three years, come December time, I get ready for a good chuckling at the ridiculous blame game, and the seemingly, desperately important name and shame game of the OECD’s PISA Results.
I recently listened to Susan Cain’s TedTalk on The Power of Introverts and found it really interesting. While it seemed quite clear (at least to me), that she was uncomfortable on the stage, a little hesitant, even timid, I thought that, in essence, helped so much with her message – Quiet: The Power of Introverts. […]
Whenever I think of how the developed countries, particularly the UK and the USA got their ‘knickers in a twist’ over the last PISA results, with the drop in placings and so-called poor-performance of the 15-year olds in their respective countries, I also wonder how much reflective searching these ‘poor performers’ have done within their […]
Tutoring Good or Bad… Possibly depends on where you are in the world As I read this BBC article (Meet the ‘tutor kings and queens’) yesterday, I was not really surprised at the success of these ‘Tutors’ in the East. After all, having been born and bred in Malaysia, where private tutoring has always had […]